Posted by **tina** on Monday, February 6, 2012 at 3:25am.

simplify 8x-2y-x+5y

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**Reiny**, Monday, February 6, 2012 at 8:38am
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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**Alyssa**, Monday, February 6, 2012 at 10:42pm
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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