# How do you simplify 7p + q - p + 2q/3?

Feb 8, 2017

See the entire simplification process below:

#### Explanation:

First, group like terms:

$7 p - p + q + \frac{2}{3} q$

$7 p - 1 p + 1 q + \frac{2}{3} q$

Now, combine like terms:

$\left(7 - 1\right) p + \left(1 + \frac{2}{3}\right) q$

$6 p + \left(\left(\frac{3}{3} \times 1\right) + \frac{2}{3}\right) q$

$6 p + \left(\frac{3}{3} + \frac{2}{3}\right) q$

$6 p + \frac{5}{3} q$