Kiona C.

asked • 10/24/12

when you're adding polynomials , how do you simplify the like terms ?

(12a[to the fourth power]b - (subtract) 7a[to the second power]b[to the second power] + (add) 8ab[to the third power] ) + (-6a[to the fourth power]b - (subtract) 5a[to the second power]b[to the second power] + (add) 3ab[to the third power] )

like when i get the answer for all of these, what do i do next ??? (how do i simplify it)

 

              

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Stephanie B. answered • 10/24/12

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