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It is easier to understand algebra if you consider each minus signs as belonging to the number that immediately follows it. Then, everything is sums, and there is no subtraction.
I do not usually write it that way because it is a waste of time and ink, but to me
is a sum of 3 terms:
(If there is no visible number after a minus sign, as in 2-(3x+5), it means there is an invisible number 1. In the case of 2-(3x+5), I see 2+(-1)(3x+5) instead).
According to the convention for order of operations 1/5x^2=
, so I have to write it as (1/5)x^2 or as x^2/5.
Applying associative and commutative properties, we can rearrange and regroup the terms.
Each new group can be added because they share the same letter variable part. We take out the letter part as a common factor and end up adding up the number coefficients.
I'll show it baby step by baby step.