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# How do you simplify the algebraic expression : 2x/3 + xy + x - xy/3?

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Samantha RajaratnamBsc Maths and Education | 4 years experience | willing to help anyone :)17.5k students helped

the easiest way to simplify an algebraic term like this is to take out the common fractions and common terms. in this case it is 1/3 and x. 2x/3 + xy + x -xy/3 =x/3(2 + 3y + 3 - y) =x/3(5 + 2y)