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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 ✎

  1. 3y + 2y + y2 + 5 + y

    Combine like terms.

    3y + 2y + y + y2 + 5

    6y + y2 + 5

    Arrange from the highest to the lowest power.

    y2 + 6y + 5

  1. 3y + 2y + y2 + 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.

  1. 3xy + 5x + 2 + 3y + x + 4

    Follow steps taken in part (a).

  1. 4m + 2mn + m2 + m + 3m2

    Follow the steps taken in part (a).

    4m2 + 5m + 2mn