12y+4x+(15y+2)

Hi Faith,

step 1: remove the parenthesis.

so the expression would become

**12y + 4x + 15y +2**step 2: combine the like terms.

this means you can add

**12y**and**15y**.so now you get:

**17y + 4x + 2**regards,

Fatima K.

12y+4x+(15y+2)

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Katy, TX

Hi Faith,

step 1: remove the parenthesis.

so the expression would become **12y + 4x + 15y +2**

step 2: combine the like terms.

this means you can add **12y** and
**15y**.

so now you get: **17y + 4x + 2**

regards,

Fatima K.

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