- Fri Feb 15, 2013 7:28 pm
- Forum: Pre-Algebra
- Topic: combining like terms in a linear equation.
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I can't seem to finish this problem. I'm fine until the combining like terms on each side. Is there a set of rules like if one of the terms is on the opposite side of the = then you subtract?? There doesn't seem to be a pattern to follow to get the right answer: -7(y+1) =4y-6+2(2y+4) -7y-7+4y-6+4y+8...