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2-17.

Simplify each algebraic expression below, if possible. If it is not possible to simplify the expression, explain why not.** **Homework Help ✎

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*y*+ 2*y*+*y*^{2}+ 5 +*y*Combine like terms.

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*y*+ 2*y*+*y*+*y*^{2}+ 56

*y*+*y*^{2}+ 5Arrange from the highest to the lowest power.

*y*^{2}+ 6*y*+ 5

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*y*+ 2*y*+*y*^{2}+ 5 +*y*Is there any way to combine terms?

Remember, you can only add terms if they have the exact same variable or combination of variables.

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*xy*+ 5*x*+ 2 + 3*y*+*x*+ 4Follow steps taken in part (a).

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*m*+ 2*mn*+*m*^{2}+*m*+ 3*m*^{2}Follow the steps taken in part (a).

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*m*^{2}+ 5*m*+ 2*mn*