OpenStudy (anonymous):

*************FAN AND MEDAL************* Which of the following expressions does not simplify to a^2b + 8b? A) (-4a^2b + 8b) - (-5a^2b) B) (3a^2b + 2b) - (2a^2b - 6b) C) (2a^2b - 4b^2) - (a^2b - 6b) D) (6a^2b + 3a^2 + 7b) - (5a^2b + 3a^2-b)

4 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

I realy just need to know how to simplify these

4 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

@Mertsj Can you please explain to me how to simplify these so that I can do this?

4 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

i believe it would be c

4 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

ok, can you please explain to me how you got it?

4 years ago
OpenStudy (mertsj):

You can only add like terms and you do it by adding the coefficients. (Coefficients are the numbers in front) The coefficient of 3x is 3. The coefficient of x^2 is 1. The coefficient of -8x^5 is -8.

4 years ago