How do you combine like terms? Can you give an example?

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How do you combine like terms? Can you give an example?

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wait combining like terms tell me a equation

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um..12+3x+2x2=5x-1

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- anonymous

2x2?

- anonymous

is that a multiplication sign or x

- anonymous

no its this
\[2 \times ^{2}\]

- anonymous

12+3x+2x squared =5x-1 ok

- anonymous

so in this case there would not be any like terms ,do you want to solve this problem?

- anonymous

can you just tell me how to combine like terms

- anonymous

Here an example problem : 5x+2x-3+7=5-2x ok

- anonymous

Like terms would be 5c,2x,-2x but you can combine -2x with the 5x and 2x because there not on the same side.ok

- anonymous

5x not 5c PS

- anonymous

ok do you know what like terms are

- anonymous

yes

- anonymous

so basically in this equation 5x+4x=-x+10
Like terms would be 5x,4x,-x ok?

- anonymous

ok

- anonymous

combining like terms is different ok you can only combine terms with the same coefficient

- anonymous

leading term

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so like 5x-3x+7x+4x-2+5=6+9
you can not combine like terms from numbers from the other side

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got that

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yes

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ok to combine terms this is how you would do it i will give multiple examples ok?

- anonymous

ok

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now get it

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so can you give me a brief summary on how you combine like terms in words though please :)

- anonymous

you can only combine like terms if they have the same exponents,or same terms like 5x can combine with 5x but cant combine with 5xsquared

- anonymous

Do you know how to combine like terms tho

- anonymous

kinda

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ok i got a video after ask me what questions you have ok?

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hello?

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yes

- anonymous

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra-basics/core-algebra-expressions/core-algebra-manipulating-expressions/v/combining-like-terms

- anonymous

you never gave me a brief summary on how to combine like terms in words

- anonymous

WATCH the video you will get all of this trust mall your answers will get answered

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ok done watching the video

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hello

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yes

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ok now u get it

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yes but i want you to describe it to me in words

- anonymous

In short words its simplifying the equation by taking same variables which could have any value and writing it in a short version

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better now

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thank you for your help.. im done with the question :) bye

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-_- were you go

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wait did i help you

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yes

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\[4-a+x^2+5y+3a-x^2+6y+y^2+100\]rearranging\[=4+100-a+3a+x^2-x^2+5y+6y+y^2\]
(factoring and) combining the like terms\[=(4+100)+(-1+3)a+(1-1)x^2+(5+6)y+y^2\]\[=104+2a+11y+y^2\]

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