How do you simplify #3b + 8 + 2b#?

1 Answer
Jan 2, 2016

Answer:

Collect all of the like terms together.

Explanation:

In your specific case, #b# is just some number. For example if I have 6 lots of 4 in one hand and 3 lots of 4 in the other hand, I have 9 lots of four all together. The same logic applies here. How many lots of #b# do you have altogether? Remember that the 8 is a constant, which doesn't affect the #b# in any way.
The answer would be #5b+8#