How do you simplify #3a + 5a +5p#?

2 Answers
Apr 18, 2018

Answer:

8a+5p

Explanation:

Without = this is your solution. Add the values of a. (If it was 8a+6p, you would then find a common factor of 2 in both and simplify from there. That would look like: 2 (4a+3p). That may help you on a future algebra problem...good luck!

Apr 18, 2018

Answer:

#8a + 5p#

Explanation:

To simplify this, we have to combine like terms. First, let's color code the like terms:
#quadquadcolor(red)(3aquad+quad5a)quad + quadcolor(blue)(5p)#

As you can see, #color(red)(3a)# and #color(red)(5a)# are like terms, so we can add them together:
#quadquad8a#

Now, we still have #5p# left, because that is not a like term. So we just leave that alone and our final answer is:
#quadquad8a + 5p#

Hope this helps!