# SOLUTION: Hi, I need help with the following, I need to simplify it: 8 – {3x + 9y – (2x – y) + 8x + 5y}

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 Question 151694: Hi, I need help with the following, I need to simplify it: 8 – {3x + 9y – (2x – y) + 8x + 5y} Answer by jim_thompson5910(28476)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!8 – {3x + 9y – (2x – y) + 8x + 5y} ... Start with the given equation. 8 – {3x + 9y -2x + y + 8x + 5y} ... Distribute the negative. So becomes 8 – {9x + 15y} ... Combine like terms 8 –9x - 15y ... Distribute the negative. So becomes -9x - 15y + 8 ... Rearrange the terms. ============================================ Answer: So 8 – {3x + 9y – (2x – y) + 8x + 5y} = -9x - 15y + 8