(5x-14)-(2x+1)

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baxthum8 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Associate Educator

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`(5x - 14) - (2x + 1)` To simplify, eliminate parenthesis by distributing the minus.

`5x - 14 - 2x - 1` Combine like terms.

`5x - 2x -14 - 1`

`3x - 15`

Factored:  `3(x - 5)`

The solution is:  3x - 15 or 3(x - 5).

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malkaam | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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(5x - 14) - (2x + 1)

To solve this the order of operations i.e. BODMAS / PEMDAS needs to be followed,

(5x - 14) - (2x + 1)

First open brackets and then add or subtract

5x - 14 - 2x + 1

3x - 14 + 1

3x - 13 is the most simplified answer.

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sid-sarfraz | Student, Graduate | (Level 2) Salutatorian

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QUESTION:-

(5x-14)-(2x+1)

SOLUTION:-

(5x-14)-(2x+1)

Open brackets by multiplying the minus sign to the values inside the brackets;

= (5x-14) - 2x - 1

= 5x - 2x - 14 - 1

= 3x - 15

It can be further simplified by taking 3 common:-

= 3 (x - 5)

This cannot be further simplified. Hence the answer of the above problem is `3(x-5)`

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acompanioninthetardis | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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(5x-14)-(2x+1)

to simplify,

5X-14-2X-1

then put x's together and the numbers together

5X-2x-14-1

3X-15

which can be simplified further if you take out the three

3(x-5)

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nisarg | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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(5x-14)-(2x+1)

5x-14-2x-1 

5x-2x-14-1

3x-14-1

3x-15

3(x-5)

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atyourservice | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 3) Valedictorian

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`(5x-14)-(2x+1)`

`5x-14-2x-1`

combine like terms

`5x-2x-14-1`

`3x-15`

they both share 3 so factor out 3

`3(x-5)`

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