How do you simplify #26+14y+30+17y#?
Ok, so first let’s look at it this way:
You can’t add
So first we would add the numbers WITHOUT any variables.
Then, we would add the numbers WITH variables.
So, that means that the answer is
(Since you can’t add
Combine like terms to get
Anytime we're simplifying, it helps to combine like terms. These will be constant terms (
Therefore, our simplified expression is