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 - Chapter 1 Test - Page 39: 24



Work Step by Step

We start with the given expression: $-7x+9y+(-y)+x+(-2y)+(-7x)$ We use the commutative property to group like terms: $-7x+x-7x+9y-y-2y$ We use a form of the distributive property to combine like terms: $(-7+1-7)x+(9-1-2)y$ We add and subtract inside the sets of parentheses: $-13x+6y$
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