First, use the distributive property... Distribute the -10 to the x and the -7 and you get -10x+70. Then do the same thing to -7(x+2) multiply which is the same thing as distributing -7 to the x and the 2. And you get -7x-14. After that , put the problem together....... -10x+70-7x-14. Then, combine like terms: -10x-7x+70-14. So you have -17x+56. Now you can't simplify it so -17x+56 is the answer!!!