# How do you simplify 3p-2p+5p?

Jan 3, 2017

Factor the like terms to simplify. See full explanation below.

#### Explanation:

We can factor the like terms to simplify this expression:

$\textcolor{red}{3} \textcolor{b l u e}{p} - \textcolor{red}{2} \textcolor{b l u e}{p} + \textcolor{red}{5} \textcolor{b l u e}{p} = \left(\textcolor{red}{3 - 2 + 5}\right) \textcolor{b l u e}{p} = \textcolor{red}{6} \textcolor{b l u e}{p}$