# How do you simplify 16+7y-8?

Jan 7, 2016

Answer: $\textcolor{b r o w n}{7 y + 8}$

#### Explanation:

We group like terms and work out the final value for each group.

$\textcolor{b l u e}{\text{Consider } 7 y}$

This is the only term in $y$ so there is no work to be done on it!
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$\textcolor{b l u e}{\text{Consider the integer values of 16 and 8}}$

When grouped we have: + 16 and -8. Notice that their signs follow them!

As a whole this is: 16-8 which after the subtraction becomes +8

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$\textcolor{b l u e}{\text{Putting at all together we have: } 7 y + 8}$