Algebra 1
posted by Anonymous .
Add (5x^2  2x + 9) + (2x^2  4).
My answer: 7x^4  2x + 5 or 7x^2  2x + 5?

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The latter. Exponents are added when multiplying terms.

I am confused. Steve said the correct answer is 7x^4  2x + 5.

5x^2 + 2x^2 = 7x^2
(5 apples + 2 apples = 7 apples)
Steve had a typo, happens even to the best of us