Elementary Algebra

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285194055
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-405-9

Chapter 1 - Some Basic Concepts of Arithmetic and Algebra - 1.5 - Use of Properties - Problem Set 1.5: 40

Answer

$-15a+5b$

Work Step by Step

By combining the like terms, the given expression, $ -12a+14b-3a-9b ,$ simplifies to \begin{array}{l}\require{cancel} (-12a-3a)+(14b-9b) \\\\= -15a+5b \end{array}
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