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    Can I combine like terms?

    The problem is a(x-y)-b(y-x) and I get ax+bx-ay-by. Am I done or can I combine anything?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowfox1 View Post
    The problem is a(x-y)-b(y-x) and I get ax+bx-ay-by. Am I done or can I combine anything?
    Well, you could say (a+b)x - (a+b)y
    And (a+b)(x-y)

    Short enough for you?
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    Great. Thats exactly what I was looking for. Thanks.
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