# Example: Simplify WP

Easton bought eighteen 49-cent stamps for first-class letters and a book of twenty 34-cent stamps for postcards. So far, he has used

*f*49-cent stamps and*p*34-cent stamps. Write a simplified expression for the total value in cents of all the stamps Easton has left.- Write an expression with parentheses that represents the value of all the stamps Easton has left.
- Distribute as needed.
- Combine like terms.

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