# How do you combine (2p+4) + (p-2) + (8-3p)?

Apr 5, 2018

10

#### Explanation:

treat the second and third set of parentheses as having a "1" in front of for multiplying purposes. since everything is being added, we don't have to switch any functions inside the brackets.

(2p+4)+(p−2)+(8−3p)

2p+4 +p−2+8−3p

collect like terms

$10$ (the $p$ values cancelled out)