## Elementary Algebra

$= -0.5x + 5y$
1. Rewrite the expressions: $5.7x + 9.4y - 6.2x - 4.4y$ $= 5.7x - 6.2x - 4.4y+ 9.4y$ 2. Use the distributive property to simplify the algebraic expression: $= x(5.7 - 6.2) - y(4.4- 9.4)$ $= x(-0.5) -y(-5)$ $= -0.5x + 5y$