Hey guys, I have a question to ask. You know how we can break down 8(5) in a simple expression such as 3-8(5) to solve 8(5) first right? So I have another question. In a simple expression like (2x+5)+2, can we look at 2x+5 separately first which still gives 2x+5 or we need to see (2x+5)+2 as the bare minimum to give 2x+5+2? Arghhhhhh this question is bugging me. I used to break down (2x+5)+2 until I thought why not ignore the +2 first like how we ignore the 3 in 3-8(5) to calculate what we have first to make it simpler? Do you guys understand what I am asking? Erm...even though there is nothing to solve about 2x+5...I mean, can we look at it separately from the expression FIRST or the bare minimum to break down the expression is still (2x+5)+2? Please help.

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