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

##### 2 Answers

Apr 18, 2018

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

#### Explanation:

To simplify this, we have to combine like terms. First, let's color code the like terms:

As you can see,

Now, we still have

Hope this helps!