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3-32.

Sketch the collection of algebra tiles that is described by the following expression. Rewrite the area of the collection by combining like terms. .

Circle any term that has only one *x* in it.

Then add the coefficients.

Note: A variable without a coefficient showing actually has a coefficient of 1.

For more help, refer to the Math Notes from Lesson 3.1.3.

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