Quandaries
and Queries 

I am a grade 9 student and i do not understand a question. Plz help! OK here it is........ (2x+5y6) + (3x4y+12) Thank You CG 

Hi GG, You didn't give us any instructions but I expect you are to simplify this expression. Since the signs preceeding the parentheses is positive (there is an implicit + before the first parenthesis) you can remove the parentheses and get
At this point you should collect like terms, that is callect all the "xterms", all the "yterms" and all the constant terms. I get
Looking at this expression you have two x's and 3 x's which is five x's. That is
you have five y's and minus four y's which is one y since 54=1. That is
Finally 6+12=6 so you get
Penny 

