x

^{3 }+ x^{3}+ x^{3 }+ x^{3}How do you go about simplifying this?

x^{3 }+ x^{3} + x^{3 }+ x^{3}

How do you go about simplifying this?

Tutors, please sign in to answer this question.

Brooklyn, NY

Hi Sarah,

Since both your variable (x) and your exponent (3) are the same for all four terms (aka like terms), you can add them together.

X³ has an invisible coefficient of 1, so you will be adding 1x³+1x³+1x³+1x³.

When adding like terms, the variable and the exponent stay the same. What changes are the coefficients, which are added together following normal rules for addition, so 1x³+1x³+1x³+1x³ = (1+1+1+1)x³ = 4x³

Your final answer is 4x³.

Adam R.

Patient, precise, professional. 9 years of experience. Family values.

Brooklyn, NY

5.0
(85 ratings)

Cayley H.

Cornell Tutor Specializing in SAT Prep and HS Math

New York, NY

5.0
(36 ratings)

Amaan M.

Former High School Math and Economics Teacher

New York, NY

5.0
(44 ratings)

- Algebra 1 2800
- Math 6248
- Algebra 3388
- Precalculus 1047
- Geometry 1239
- Math Help 3620
- Trigonometry 1017
- Prealgebra 132
- Algebra 2 Question 404
- Algebra Help 806

Find a tutor fast. Get the app.

Are you a tutor? Get the app for tutors

© 2005 - 2016 WyzAnt, Inc. - All Rights Reserved