Elementary Algebra

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

Chapter 2 - Real Numbers - 2.3 - Real Numbers and Algebraic Expressions - Problem Set 2.3: 62

Answer

$= -0.5x + 5y$

Work Step by Step

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: $= x(5.7 - 6.2) - y(4.4- 9.4)$ $= x(-0.5) -y(-5)$ $= -0.5x + 5y$
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