a) Simplify the expression and explain each step. 12 + 3(2y - 3)
b) Factor the expression completely 18b - 12

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lkobanion99

A) First you distribute the 3 to the 2y and the 3. That means you multiply. So your new equation would be 12 + 6y - 9. Then you have to combine your like terms. You would subtract 9 from 12. So your simplified equation would be 3 + 6y