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What is the solution of the equation 4a + 6 -a?



A. 3a + 12
B. 5a + 6
C. 3a + 6
D. 4a + -6
E. -4a + 6

This question is part of Year 9 Half Yearly Exam Revision - Algebra
Asked by Shanecee, Last updated: Feb 28, 2020

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John Smith

John Smith

Answered Oct 11, 2016

3a + 6

4a and -a are our like terms in this algebraic expression. You can reword the question so -a is -1a. You then subtract 1a from 4a, to give the expression 3a + 6. These terms are not like and you can not do anything to simplify it more.
 

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