# How do you simplify x - 6y + 2z - 5x - 3y + 8z?

Jul 3, 2017

See a solution process below:

#### Explanation:

First, group like terms:

$x - 5 x - 6 y - 3 y + 2 z + 8 z$

Now, group like terms:

$1 x - 5 x - 6 y - 3 y + 2 z + 8 z$

$\left(1 - 5\right) x + \left(- 6 - 3\right) y + \left(2 + 8\right) z$

$- 4 x + \left(- 9\right) y + 10 z$

$- 4 x - 9 y + 10 z$