# How do you simplify (5m + 5n) + (6m -4n)?

Jun 18, 2018

See a solution process below:

#### Explanation:

First, remove all of the terms from parenthesis. Be careful to handle the signs of each individual term correctly:

$5 m + 5 n + 6 m - 4 n$

Next, group like terms:

$5 m + 6 m + 5 n - 4 n$

Now, combine like terms:

$\left(5 + 6\right) m + \left(5 - 4\right) n$

$11 m + 1 n$

$11 m + n$