### Home > ACC7 > Chapter cc29 > Lesson cc29.1.3 > Problem 9-49

9-49.

Simplify these expressions. Homework Help ✎

(

*x*+ 3.5)223 + 5

*x*− (7 + 2.5*x)*3

*x*+ 4.4 − 2(6.6 +*x*)

2*x* + 7

Distribute the subtraction sign to the terms inside the parentheses, and then combine like terms. See part (c) for a worked example.

3*x* + 4.4 − 2(6.6 + *x*)

Remember to distribute the negative inside the parentheses.

3*x* + 4.4 − 13.2 − 2*x*

Combine like terms by adding or subtracting the constants.

*x* − 8.8