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simplify 8x-2y-x+5y

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    You have 8 apples(8x) and 5 oranges(5y), then take away one apple(-x) and 2 oranges(-2y).
    What do you have ?

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    The answer would be 7x+3y.
    The reason for this, is because you have to combine the "like" terms (8x goes with -x; -2y goes with 5y).

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