## Introductory Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

$8x+2x$, simplifies to $10x$
"8 times a number" $\rightarrow 8x$ "twice the number" $\rightarrow 2x$ the sum...$\rightarrow \boxed{8x+2x}$ Combine like terms by combining the coefficients of the terms and keeping the same variable factor. result:$\qquad 10x$