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staceyyyy1
Simplify each expression: 5-6m+4 (show steps please)
hint: 5 and 4 are common terms
and you ALWAYS combine like terms
When your simplifying expressions, do you remember the rules? Like you can only add or subtract "like" terms, this rule is applicable to your question 5 - 6m + 4 Ok so the only part of this equation with a m in it is the 6!, the 5 and the 4 do not have any m's, so by the rule, you can not add or subtract any of these numbers to 6 but you can simplify 5 + 4 So go ahead and add 5+4 - 6m Which simplify s down to 9 - 6m
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you get that if you combine 5 - 6m + 4 it becomes 9 - 6m right?
The thing is i know the answers to the questions.. cause i can solve them fast in my head. i just dont know how todo it on paper. which is what my teacher is asking. answer:9-6m
well if you want to show it on paper, this is how you would do it 1) 5 - 6m + 4 2) 5 + 4 - 6m (Just re -arranged the 4 & then evaluate) 3) 9 - 6m
4) 3(3 - 2m) simplified usually means factored out