# Example 3

- Author:
- Walch Education

- Topic:
- Mathematics

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.