How do you combine like terms in #3+ 2s - 4+3s#?

1 Answer
Jan 3, 2017

Answer:

First, group the like terms and then combine. See below for the full explanation.

Explanation:

First, group the like terms:

#color(blue)(3) + color(red)(2s) - color(blue)(4) + color(red)(3s) ->#

#color(blue)(3) - color(blue)(4) + color(red)(2s) + color(red)(3s)#

Now, we can combine like terms, the constants and the #s# terms:

#color(blue)((3 - 4)) + color(red)((2 + 3)s)#

#color(blue)(-1) + color(red)(5s)#

or

#color(red)(5s) - color(blue)(1)#