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**KimuraJoe** Hi guys, this is my first post here, but I have a feeling I will be back pretty often as I am completely lost when it comes to math. Right now I am just studying before I even take my placement test for college, because I don't necessarily want to be completely clueless even for a placement test.

Anyway:

tē- 59t + 54 - 82tē + 60t is equivalent to:

I am really lost. I know that getting the answer to this problem has something to do with order of operations but if someone could teach me the correct way to go about solving this problem I would REALLY appreciate it. I have an entire sheet that I got off the internet which is a college entrance exam practice test, so that is where I am getting these problems.

Thanks in advance!