# SOLUTION: I am asked to show how to simplify the following: 3/8x -1/6y - 1/16x + x - 1/3y The answer that I was given is 21/16x - 1/2y. I understand how 21/16x is derived however I

Algebra ->  Algebra  -> Inverses -> SOLUTION: I am asked to show how to simplify the following: 3/8x -1/6y - 1/16x + x - 1/3y The answer that I was given is 21/16x - 1/2y. I understand how 21/16x is derived however I       Log On

 Ad: Algebra Solved!™: algebra software solves algebra homework problems with step-by-step help! Ad: Algebrator™ solves your algebra problems and provides step-by-step explanations!

 Algebra: Inverse operations for addition and multiplication, reciprocals Solvers Lessons Answers archive Quiz In Depth

 Question 135610: I am asked to show how to simplify the following: 3/8x -1/6y - 1/16x + x - 1/3y The answer that I was given is 21/16x - 1/2y. I understand how 21/16x is derived however I do not understand how 1/2y is the answer. Can yo please help?Answer by baholik06(4)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!You have to combine like varibles. 3/8x-1/16x+x=21/16x -1/6y-1/3y=-1/2y So your answer is 21/16x-1/2y