# SOLUTION: I am not sure how to do this problem? Collect like terms... 17c + 4d - 11c - 6d = ? and Translate to an algebraic expression? ... The product of 11% and some number Th

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 Question 148485: I am not sure how to do this problem? Collect like terms... 17c + 4d - 11c - 6d = ? and Translate to an algebraic expression? ... The product of 11% and some number The translation is? Found 2 solutions by Earlsdon, jim_thompson5910:Answer by Earlsdon(6287)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!1) Collect like-terms: Notice that there are four terms in this expression, two of them contain the variable c (17c and -11c) and the other two have the variable d (4d and -6d). The two terms that contain the variable c (17c and -11c) are said to be like-terms and these can be combined like this: The other two terms (4d and -6d) are also like-terms and can be similarly combined: So the end result is: = 2) Translate to an algebraic expression: The product of 11% and some number. A product is the result of multiplying so you know that you will have to multiply two things. 11% can be expressed as a decimal: 11% = 0.11 "Some number" can be expressed as any letter you like, let's choose n, so... (11%) X (n) = 0.11n Answer by jim_thompson5910(28595)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website! Start with the given expression Group like terms Combine like terms So ---------------------------- First write 11% as a decimal number 11%=11/100=0.11 So the product of 0.11 (which is 11%) and some number (say x) translates to 0.11x