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Simplifying Exercises

Example 1

Simplify 5(x – 3(y + 2)).

Example 2

Simplify 8a – 2(b – 3a).

Example 3

Simplify -4(6y + z) + x(y + 1).

Example 4

Simplify -[3a2 + 2b + a(5a + 2)].

Example 5

Simplify 2x[7x + 4(x2 - y)]