Elementary Technical Mathematics

Published by Brooks Cole
ISBN 10: 1285199197
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-919-1

Chapter 5 - Section 5.2 - Simplifying Algebraic Expressions - Exercise: 35

Answer

$\frac{8}{9}x-\frac{1}{8}y$

Work Step by Step

To combine like terms, add the coefficients. $\frac{5}{9}x+\frac{1}{4}y+\frac{1}{3}x-\frac{3}{8}y=(\frac{5}{9}+\frac{1}{3})x+(\frac{1}{4}+(-\frac{3}{8})y=(\frac{5}{9}+\frac{3}{9})x+(\frac{2}{8}+(-\frac{3}{8})y=\frac{8}{9}x-\frac{1}{8}y$
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