Elementary Technical Mathematics

Published by Brooks Cole
ISBN 10: 1285199197
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-919-1

Chapter 5 - Section 5.2 - Simplifying Algebraic Expressions - Exercise: 49

Answer

$4y+5$

Work Step by Step

To remove parentheses preceded by a minus sign, change the sign of all the terms within the parentheses. To combine like terms, add the coefficients. $(5y+7)-(y+2)=5y+7-y-2=(5+(-1))y+(7-2)=4y+5$
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