# How do you combine (5m +1) + (2m+2)?

$\left(5 m + 1\right) + \left(2 m + 2\right)$
$= 5 m + 1 + 2 m + 2$
$= \left(5 m + 2 m\right) + \left(1 + 2\right)$
 = color(green)(7m + 3