# Simplify the following expression: (2-3y)+(6+8y)

Simplify the following expression:
(2-3y)+(6+8y)
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$\left(2-3y\right)+\left(6+8y\right)=2-3y+6+8y$
$=\left(2+6\right)+\left(-3y+8y\right)$
$=8+5y$
$\left(2-3y\right)+\left(6+8y\right)=8+5y$