# SOLUTION: ok guys, here is my problem, i am having a problem with the process. 3{[7(x - 2) + 4] - [2(2x - 5) - 0]} The goal is to simplify this. the answer according to my math book is

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 Question 258210: ok guys, here is my problem, i am having a problem with the process. 3{[7(x - 2) + 4] - [2(2x - 5) - 0]} The goal is to simplify this. the answer according to my math book is 9x-18. please help and thank you!Found 2 solutions by ankor@dixie-net.com, rfer:Answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15649)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!3{[7(x - 2) + 4] - [2(2x - 5) + 6]} : Begin with inside brackets, multiply and clear those 3{[7x - 14 + 4] - [4x - 10 + 6]} Which is 3{[7x - 10] - [4x - 4]} removing the next inside bracket, involves changing the signs of (4x - 10) because of the negative 3{7x - 10 - 4x + 4]} : 3(3x - 6) = 9x - 18 your answer!! ; Answer by rfer(12657)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!3{[7(x-2)+4]-[2(2x-5)-0]} 3{[7x-14+4]-[4x-10]-0} 21x-42+12-12x+30-0 21x-42-12x+42 9x I cannot find the -18 because the numbers cancil Good luck