# How do you simplify #1/3x+2/7x-3/4y-1/2y#?

##### 1 Answer

Nov 21, 2016

#### Answer:

**simplified form**

#20/21x-5/4y#

#### Explanation:

**goal**: *simplify the equation to have only two terms*

**calculations**:

split up

*set the denominators of all terms with variable #x# equal, and simplify*

*set the denominators of all terms with variable*#y# equal, and simplify

*combine the previously simplified forms*