Intermediate Algebra (6th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321785045
ISBN 13: 978-0-32178-504-6

Chapter 1 - Section 1.4 - Properties of Real Numbers and Algebraic Expressions - Exercise Set: 76



Work Step by Step

We are given the expression $5y-14+7y-20y$. We can group like terms and combine them in order to simplify the expression. $(5y+7y-20y)+(-14)=(12y+(-20y))+(-14)=(-8y)+(-14))$ Finally, we can recombine the like terms into one expression without parentheses. $-8y-14$
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