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5-46.

Group like terms together.

( 4x + 2x + 2x ) + ( −3 + 2 )
Now simplify.

8x − 1

Visualize eight negative x algebra tiles. What happens when you add 4 unit tiles but then take 3 of these unit tiles away?

−8x + 1

See part (a).

Refer to the Math Notes box of Lesson 5.1.3.