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Adding Subtracting and Multiplying Polynomials

Adding Subtracting and Multiplying Polynomials 1.5 - Solution

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The first step in simplifying this expression is to identify which, if any, terms can be combined. Remember, only like terms — constant terms or terms with the same variable and the same exponent — can be combined. In this case, we have one two one two and two To simplify the expression we will rearrange the terms and then combine like terms.