# How do you combine like terms in 2n + 3m - 5+ 7n - 5m?

Feb 5, 2017

See the entire solution process below:

#### Explanation:

First, rewrite the expression to group like terms together:

$3 m - 5 m + 2 n + 7 n - 5$

Now, combine like terms:

$\left(3 - 5\right) m + \left(2 + 7\right) n - 5$

$- 2 m + 9 n - 5$