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    simplify this expression

    simplify this expression: 5p +10 + ( -8p) + 3 =?
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    A good first step might be to group the "like" terms together.
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    Hello westdivo
    Quote Originally Posted by westdivo View Post
    simplify this expression: 5p +10 + ( -8p) + 3 =?
    In case you don't know what this means...
    Quote Originally Posted by stapel View Post
    A good first step might be to group the "like" terms together.
    ...it means writing it as:
    5p+(-8p)+10+3
    Do you know what to do next?


    Grandad


    PS @ johnny:

    I don't see how this...
    Quote Originally Posted by johnny View Post
    Another interesting thing to observe is, will the value of p be rational or irrational?
    ...is helpful. Perhaps you could explain what you mean?
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