# How do you simplify -8q + 6 +5q -3?

$3 - 3 q$
$\text{simplify by "color(blue)"collecting like terms}$
$= \textcolor{red}{- 8 q} \textcolor{b l u e}{+ 6} \textcolor{red}{+ 5 q} \textcolor{b l u e}{- 3}$
$= 3 - 3 q$