# Answer

To simplify 5x - 4(2 + 3x), we can use the distributive property:

5x - 4(2 + 3x) = 5x - (4 * 2) - (4 * 3x)

Simplifying further:

5x - 8 - 12x

Combining like terms:

-7x - 8

Therefore, the simplified form of 5x - 4(2 + 3x) is -7x - 8.

## Question

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### name the property that is illustrated by the statement below: 2+(7+3)=(2+7)+3

commutative

identity

associative

distributive

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