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Simplifying an algebraic equation by combining like terms

Simplify the expression.

-4.1p + 5.6 - (8p + 0.3) + 5.6p

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There are two steps to complete to simplify this expression:

Step 1 = remove the parentheses: To do this we need to distribute the - sign such that -(8p +0.3) = -8p - 0.3


Solution Summary

In this solution I use an example equation to teach, in a step by step manner, the process of simplifying and solving an algebraic equation.