How do you simplify #-5c + 10 + 8c - 3#?

1 Answer
Jun 18, 2017

Answer:

#3c+7#

Explanation:

You need to collect like terms. Like terms are terms (things separated by #+# or #-# signs) that have the same variable raised to the same power.

For example, #4xy# and #-2xy# are like terms. However, #3x^2# and #4x# are NOT like terms.

In this case, we have #-5c# and #8c#. Together, they make #3c#.

Also, #10# and #-3# makes #7#.

Therefore, the simplified form of this expression is #3c+7#