Simplify (8z-5)-(2z+1)

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(8z-5)-(2z+1)
Simplify each term.
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Apply the distributive property.
8z-5-(2z)-1⋅1
Multiply 2 by -1.
8z-5-2z-1⋅1
Multiply -1 by 1.
8z-5-2z-1
8z-5-2z-1
Simplify by adding terms.
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Subtract 2z from 8z.
6z-5-1
Subtract 1 from -5.
6z-6
6z-6
Simplify (8z-5)-(2z+1)

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