# How do you combine like terms in #(- 7b + 8) - ( 6b + 3)#?

See the entire solution process below:

First, remove all of the terms from parenthesis. Be careful to handle the signs of each individual term correctly:

Next, group like terms:

Now, combine like terms:

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To combine like terms in the expression (-7b + 8) - (6b + 3), you first distribute the negative sign within the second parentheses to both terms inside it. This results in -6b - 3. Then, you can combine like terms by adding or subtracting coefficients of the same variable. In this case, you have two terms with the variable 'b'. So, you combine them by subtracting the coefficients.

The expression becomes:

(-7b + 8) - (6b + 3) = -7b + 8 - 6b - 3

Next, you combine the 'b' terms:

-7b - 6b = -13b

And you combine the constants:

8 - 3 = 5

Therefore, the simplified expression is:

-13b + 5

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When evaluating a one-sided limit, you need to be careful when a quantity is approaching zero since its sign is different depending on which way it is approaching zero from. Let us look at some examples.

When evaluating a one-sided limit, you need to be careful when a quantity is approaching zero since its sign is different depending on which way it is approaching zero from. Let us look at some examples.

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