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# How to solve 16a + 8a?

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- JacintaLv 78 years agoFavorite Answer
It's like 16 apples + 8 apples = 24 apples

Similarly, 16a + 8a = 24a

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- 8 years ago
Since the variables are the same (a) all you have to do is add their numbers together (16+8=24) and don't forget to keep the (a)! So 16a+8a=24a :)

Source(s): Basic algebra knowledge - 8 years ago
16a and 8a are called like terms. They are like terms because they both numbers are being multiplied by the same variable (a). You can add and subtract like terms together.

so:

16a + 8a = 24a

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