# Simplify Expressions using Distributive Property and Combine Like Terms

Objective: I know how to simplify expressions using distributive property and combining like terms.

Distributive property allows you to simplify an expression that has parenthesis (or brackets). Multiply the value outside the parenthesis with each of the terms within the parenthesis. We can then combine the like terms.

Read the lesson on Simplifying Expressions if you need to learn how to simplify expressions using the distributive property and combine like terms.

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Use distributive property and combining like terms to simplify the expressions.
(Do NOT include spaces in your answer)

2(6x+2) + 4(6x+9) =

7(8x+8) - 9(3x+7) =

7(2x-1) - 5(8x+1) =

5(6x+4) - 4(3x-8) =

4(6x-2) - 7(6x-9) =

-2(7x-5) + 4(9x-1) =

-3(6x+9) - 2(6x+1) =

-8(4x+2) - 9(7x-1) =

9(2x-6) - 4(5x-8) =

-3(7x-4) - 4(5x-9) =

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