5y  12 + 2(y + 6)
= 7y  24 {combined like terms}
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5y  12 + 2(y + 6)
= 5y  12  2y  12 {used distributive property with 2}
= 7y  24 {combined like terms} See more combining like terms examples here or Ask Algebra House 
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