
Example: 6a+5a3a = _____ ? Solution: First, add 6a and 5a. That is, 6a+5a = (6+5)a = 11a. Then subtract 3a from the sum to get the answer. That is, 11a3a = (113)a = 8a. Directions: Simplify the given equations. Also write at least 10 examples of your own. 