Posted by shaz on .
i am trying to simplify this equation
4m+9+5m12=42

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bobpursley,
combine the m terms on the left. Add 3 to both sides.

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Ms. Sue,
4m+9+5m12=42
Reorder the terms:
9 + 12 + 4m + 5m = 42
Combine like terms: 9 + 12 = 3
3 + 4m + 5m = 42
Combine like terms: 4m + 5m = 9m
3 + 9m = 42
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