I am looking for the: Write an equivalent expression in standard form and collect like terms. 4x -3(x-2y) + (1/2)(6x -8y)

Hi Kathleen;

We were almost neighbors. I used to live in Bedford, New York. I was educated in the Bedford Central School system and attended Fox Lane.

4x -3(x-2y) + (1/2)(6x -8y)

Standard form would be...

Ax+By=C Neither A nor B equal zero. A is greater than zero.

What you are presenting is not an equation. It does not have an = sign. It is an expression. I will work with what we have...

4x -3(x-2y) + (1/2)(6x -8y)

Let's distribute...

4x-3x+6y+3x-4y

Let's combine like figures...

(4x-3x+3x)+(6y-4y)

4x+2y