Try this

Combine terms: 12a + 26b -4b – 16a.

Which is right?

(a) 4a + 22b,
(b) -28a + 30b,
(c) -4a + 22b,
(d) 28a + 30b.

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7 comments for “Try this

  1. May 13, 2019 at 20:45

    OK, I’ll wait for the non-maths people to have a go.

    Best regards

  2. May 13, 2019 at 20:48

    The catch this time was to make people think there was a catch but for non-maths people, that they’d achieved a result at last.

  3. Old Peculier
    May 13, 2019 at 21:26

    Nope, my far from logical and even less mathematically inclined brain cells
    have shut down. All I’m left with is….
    “2b or not 2b, that is the pencil….”

  4. Distant Relative
    May 13, 2019 at 21:42

    Line by line
    a. nope
    b. nope
    c. dassit
    d. nope

    \_0_/ dunno

  5. May 13, 2019 at 22:02

    Best laid plans of Bill and Ben.

  6. dearieme
    May 13, 2019 at 22:06

    Line 1: bloody obvious.

    Line 2: there is no line 2.

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