# How do you simplify the expression: 5a + 3a + 1?

Dec 21, 2015

=color(blue)(8a +1

#### Explanation:

$5 a + 3 a + 1$

The expression can be simplified by grouping like terms:

$= \textcolor{b l u e}{\left(5 a + 3 a\right)} + 1$

=color(blue)(8a +1