Setup and answer
1. Rearrange the terms, grouping like terms
5m - 2m +3k + 5k
2. Combine like terms:
(5 - 2)m + (3 + 5)k (apply the distributive property)
3m + 8k
And you're done! :)
The expression can be simplified by combining like terms.
So, the expression would now read: 3m+8k.
If there is nothing else specified with this problem you are finished.