simplify and explain how its done.  4(xy-1) - (x-3)

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justaguide eNotes educator| Certified Educator

The expression 4(xy-1) - (x-3) has to be simplified.

4(xy-1) - (x-3)

Open the brackets

=> 4*xy - 4*1 - x + 3

=> 4xy - 4 - x  + 3

=> 4xy - x - 1

The simplified form is 4xy - x - 1

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