Tracy K.

asked • 11/15/12

Add or subtract like terms. Arrange the terms alphabetically, with exponents on the first variable in descending order. Then, identify each answer as a monomi

1. Add or subtract like terms.  Arrange the terms alphabetically, with exponents on the first variable in descending order.  Then, identify each answer as a monomial, a binomial, a trinomial, or a polynomial with more than three terms.

a)  a - 7c - 3d + 3a + 4d - 2c

b)  5m - 3p + 11n - 9p + 8m -6n

c)  9y + 7y + 11y + 6y - 2y

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Kathye P. answered • 11/15/12

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Michael B.

Beautiful answer.  And color coded, apparently.  Now if only I wasn't color-blind.  (The red and green are very difficult for me to distinguish, although I can tell if I look closely!)  :)

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11/15/12

Kathye P.

Good point, and that has occurred to me before. Unfortunately orange and green are the only colors available other than dark and light gray. :-(

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11/16/12

Tracy K.

Thank you Kathye! I almost feel silly for asking a question like that. I think what threw me off was that she was asking the part about the exponents. I knew in my head there were none but thought maybe I was missing something. I guess she was just trying to trick me. Thanks again!! :)
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