Elementary Algebra

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Chapter 1 - Some Basic Concepts of Arithmetic and Algebra - 1.5 - Use of Properties - Problem Set 1.5: 39

Answer

$-16a-4b$

Work Step by Step

By combining the like terms, the given expression, $-7a-7b-9a+3b ,$ simplifies to \begin{array}{l}\require{cancel} (-7a-9a)+(-7b+3b) \\\\= -16a-4b \end{array}

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