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    Simplify

    Simplify -2(x - 2y) - ( -x + 3y) - (2x + 2y)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mccoy31 View Post
    Simplify -2(x - 2y) - ( -x + 3y) - (2x + 2y)
    -2x+2y+x-3y-2x-2y
    -2x+x-2x+2y-3y-2y
    -3x-3y

    does that match the answer in the book?
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    Yes it does, thanks a lot, I kept coming so close to the right answer
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mccoy31 View Post
    Yes it does, thanks a lot, I kept coming so close to the right answer
    keep at it! you will get it! always remember the rules for two negative equal a positive, this counts when you have a negative sign (-) outside the bracket, which basically means -1, with an invisible 1 infront of the (-)
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