How to solve 16a + 8a?

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  • 8 years ago
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    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

  • 8 years ago

    Combine like terms. 24a

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