# How do you simplify #y^2 + 11y - 6y + y^2#?

##### 1 Answer

Mar 30, 2018

#### Explanation:

Gather all the similar terms:

Therefore, all together it is written as:

Now we can factorise:

What factors are in common between

It's ** #y#** !

So let's bring that outside the brackets:

That's it.

You can't derive any value from this as it is an expression and not equal to any number...