How do you simplify #26+14y+30+17y#?

2 Answers
Mar 3, 2018

Answer:

#31y + 56#

Explanation:

Ok, so first let’s look at it this way:

You can’t add #1+1y#. You can add #1+1# or #1y+1y#.

So first we would add the numbers WITHOUT any variables.

#26+30=56#

Then, we would add the numbers WITH variables.

#14y+17y=31y#

So, that means that the answer is

#31y + 56#

(Since you can’t add #31y# and #56# together, you would just leave it like that)

Mar 3, 2018

Answer:

Combine like terms to get #31y+56#

Explanation:

Anytime we're simplifying, it helps to combine like terms. These will be constant terms (#color(blue)(blue)#) and variable terms (#color(red)(red)#), respectively.

#color(blue)(26+30)+color(red)(14y+17y)#

#26+30=56# (These are our constants)
#14y+17y=31y# (These are our variable terms)

Therefore, our simplified expression is #31y+56#