# Basic algebra question

Hi guys,

I have a question about algebra.

Say we have the problem:

8(10 - 6q) + 3(-7q-2)

When I solve this left to right, I get:

80 - 48q + -21q - 6

I then simplify further to:

74 - 69q

Apparently the answer is:

-69q + 74

I don't understand why the two terms are swapped around like this?

Any help appreciated.

Thanks

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