**Are there any like terms that we can combine? **

It looks like it. All three terms have the same variable part, *c*.

***Combine like terms**

The sum of 9 times a number and 5, subtracted from 4 times a number.

**Writing this as an algebraic expression we get:**

Using the **distributive
property (found in Tutorial 8: Properties of Real Numbers)** and
then combining like terms we get:

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