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distributive property4x+10y+3+18x-14y-2=

How do you use this with distributive property do not solve.

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What you need to do is combine "like terms" or numbers with similar variables (letters)

So combine all of the x's, y's, and numbers with out letters.

an easy way to do this is combine the like terms in parentheses like this:

(4x+18x) + (10y-14y) + (3-2) =

(22x) + (-4y) + (1) =

22x - 4y + 1 =

There you go