# Thread: Need help with algebra question 1?

1. ## Need help with algebra question 1?

Simpliy the following problem using the distributive property 2x + 3y + 2 (x - y) - 3x. Show each step your calculation. Justify each of your steps using number propertys.

2. Originally Posted by atthee
Simpliy the following problem using the distributive property 2x + 3y + 2 (x - y) - 3x. Show each step your calculation. Justify each of your steps using number propertys.
Hi atthlee,

$2x+3y+2(x-y)-3x$

First, distribute the 2 over the (x - y)

$2x+3y+2x-2y-3x$

Next, combine like terms:

$2x+2x-3x+3y-2y=\boxed{x-y}$