# How do you combine like terms in 5t + 8d - 2t - 3d?

Mar 13, 2018

Join the like terms together with the operation going with the term.

#### Explanation:

So it's

$5 t + 8 d - 2 t - 3 d$

Combining them in order is

$+ 5 t - 2 t + 8 d - 3 d$

Completing the operations for only the letter-number combinations which match equals

$3 t + 5 d$