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the sum of like terms.

Here, the basic set is always G = ℚ.


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Addition of
algebraic expression -2-

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  • Explanation
    Terms that differ only in the factors before the respective variable are called like terms.

    2x ; -0.5x ; 13x or
    5x² ; -12x² ; 1.7x²

    Like terms can be added and subtracted.
       -2x² + 7x²
     = 5x²
       3x - 7x - 5 + 13
     = -4x + 8