# How do you simplify the expression #2 - 8(-7 + x)+ 5x#?

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Apr 6, 2018

#### Explanation:

Apr 6, 2018

#### Explanation:

First, we use the distributive property to multiply/expand

Now let's put that back into the expression:

Now we can simplify by combining like terms:

We usually write expressions with the variable first, so I'm going to rewrite it that way:

Hope this helps!