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Method

$7xy+2x−3xy−2x_{2}+x+5x_{2} $

There are three steps to follow to combine like terms.
1

Identify Like Terms

2

Grouping Like Terms

Now that the like terms are identified, use the Commutative Property of Addition to rearrange the expression so that the like terms are grouped together.

3

Add and Subtract the Coefficients

Finally, combine the like terms by adding or subtracting the coefficients of the variables as well as adding or subtracting the constants.

Now that all like terms have been combined, the initial expression has been reduced to its simplest form.

$7xy+2x−3xy−2x_{2}+x+5x_{2}⇕4xy+3x+3x_{2} $

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