LifeisHouseMusic
Simplify the following expression.
a + c − 4b − c + a − b
answer choices:
a − 6b
a − 5b
2a − 6b
2a − 5b



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RyanL.
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Group like terms
a + c − 4b − c + a − b
a + a+ c − c − 4b − b
Can you simplify it now?

LifeisHouseMusic
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a^2 + c^4 8b...... @RyanL.
Not really

RyanL.
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what's cc?

LifeisHouseMusic
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 c^2? @RyanL.

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Wait no.. wouldn't it just cancel out?

LifeisHouseMusic
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I wasn't thinking right lol

RyanL.
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Yes same way 11 cancels out

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a + a+ c − c − 4b − b
then turns into
a + a − 4b − b

RyanL.
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What's a +a then?


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@RyanL. or 2a?

RyanL.
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Think of it this way
What's 1 + 1
it's 2
What's 1*1
it's\[1^2\]

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So it should be the second one.

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a + a − 4b − b
is then
2a − 4b − b
what's 4bb?

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Are we left with 2a − 5b ? @RyanL.

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yes good job