How to solve 2(y+x) + -1y + -1y + x + (-13) + 8(2-x)

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

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Simplify `2(y + x) + (-1y) + (-1y) + x + (-13) + 8(2-x).`

First distribute the 2 to (y + x) and 8 to (2 - x).

`2y + 2x + (-1y) + (-1y) + x + (-13) + 16 - 8x`

Now combine like terms.

`2y + (-1y) + (-1y) = 0y = 0`

`2x + x - 8x = -5x`

`-13 + 16 = 3`

Therefore this gives us `0y - 5x + 3` or `-5x + 3` .

The simplified solution is `-5x + 3` or `3 - 5x.`

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

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`2(y+x) + -1y + -1y + x + (-13) + 8(2-x) `

`2y+2x-y-y+x-13+16-8x`

now combine like terms

`3-5x` and that's your answer

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