## Simplify: 3x – 5 + 23x – 9?

A. 2(13x + 7)

B. 2(13x - 7)

C. 2(13x + 14)

D. 2(13x - 14)

**Answer: B. 2(13x – 7)**

**Solution:**

3x – 5 + 23x – 9

= 3x + 23x – 5 – 9

= 26x – 14

= 2(13x – 7)

**The Answer is 2(13x – 7).**

A. 2(13x + 7)

B. 2(13x - 7)

C. 2(13x + 14)

D. 2(13x - 14)

**Answer: B. 2(13x – 7)**

**Solution:**

3x – 5 + 23x – 9

= 3x + 23x – 5 – 9

= 26x – 14

= 2(13x – 7)

**The Answer is 2(13x – 7).**