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simplify the expression

(5x-4) + (5-2x)

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Mona B. | Experienced K-6 Teacher for Math, Reading, Writing, and OrganizationExperienced K-6 Teacher for Math, Readin...
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Let's take away the parentheses since we can't simplify what's inside.
 
5x - 4 + 5 - 2x
 
Then put the like terms together
 
5x - 2x - 4 + 5
 
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