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  • one year ago

Combine the like terms to simplify the expression: 9 + 3 + 17xy^2 + 8y^3 + 10x –13xy^2 – 9x – 6y^3 ^ = means its an exponent Please Help ASAP!! I have no idea how to do this

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  1. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Do you know what "like terms" means?

  2. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    10x and -9x are like terms because they have variable and power (the x to the first power in this case. Simply combine them together (10x-9x) to get 1x

  3. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Make sense?

  4. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    @Ryan361 Yes so far, but do I have to do anything with the other numbers? and why or why not? thats what im confused about I don't know if i should ignore them or do something with them...

  5. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    the numbers in front of the variables do not matter. 7x and 4x are like terms 7xy and 7y are not like terms The variable AND power have to be the same to be like terms

  6. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    In this problem, you are just adding or subtracting like terms

  7. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    @Ryan361 Yes that makes more sense , thank you for the example, its just my teacher was teaching it so complicated and fast i didn't quit understand but thank you!!! :)

  8. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    You're welcome, what did you get as an answer?

  9. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    2y^3 + 4xy^2 + 10x + 9 well this answer was the first one i got , but im working on to see if i will get another answer because it doesnt look right.

  10. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    The 2y^3 and 4xy^2 are right

  11. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    @Ryan361 ok thanks , 2y^3 + 4xy^2 + x + 12 is this one right?

  12. anonymous
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    That one is right, good job

  13. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    THANK YOU!!!!! :)

  14. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    No problem

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