From Stephanie: My name is Stephanie. My grade 7 class is doing some strange form of algebra which I've never done nor seen before. We are doing equations like these: 3y - 6 + 7 - 4y = 6y - 6. I don't really understand them and was wondering if you could help me do my homework and explain how to at the same time. It would be really great if you could!!!!! Thank you so much! -Stephanie
From Angie Herbert: My daughter is having problems with her algebra homework. She is a year 7 pupil at high school in the UK. She has been given homework on simplifying formulae and she doesn't understand how to do them. Here is an example of one of the questions : 9s+7t+5c+5s-3t
can you help her to understand how to do these and perhaps me too.
Answered by Penny Nom and Claude Tardif.
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