- × +8 = -8
-9x - 2x = -11x
-8 - -10 = +2
answer = -11x +2
1) First you have to distribute the negative sign to the numbers in the parentheses...so it would be then become (-9x-8) + (-2x+5)
2) Now you add like terms, so the x's with the x's and the constants with the constants... -9x-2x is -11x and -8+10 is 2
3) So your final answer is -11x+2
To find our answer we need to work out the parentheses.
Now we collect terms to find our answer.
Therefore, the answer is C. - 11x + 2