Like Terms

Is it really that hard to add like terms?  Do I really need to simplify it so much that a 1st grader can understand it?  Apparently.  The right side of my photos is getting cut off and I’m not sure how to fix it, but you’ll get the idea…

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2 pears + 1 pepper + 2 yogurts + 1 apple + 4 clementines + 2 apples + 3 yogurts + 3 pears + 1 pepper = ?

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5 pears + 2 peppers + 3 apples + 4 clementines + 5 yogurts

2p + e + 2y + a + 4c + 2a + 3y + 3p + e

= 5p + 2e + 3a + 4c + 5y

The order doesn’t matter.

Really?  Is it that hard?

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