How To Do Basic Algebra - I
|Education : Maths|
The first thing to do with an equation is to try to simplify it. This means we collect together like terms.
Let's say we get this equation:
4y + 12 - 3 - 4 + 5 -2y
Doesn't it look complicated! But we can make it look a lot more compact and easier by collecting the like terms - the numbers on their own, and the 'y' terms, to give this:
2y + 10
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