## Algebra 1

Published by Prentice Hall

# Chapter 2 - Solving Equations - Get Ready - Page 77: 15

#### Answer

$16k^{2}$

#### Work Step by Step

This problem deals with combining like terms. Like terms are terms that have the same variable raised to the same power. Remember, if terms are like terms, we can add or subtract these terms just like we add or subtract numbers. Because $14k^{2}$ and $2k^{2}$ are like terms, we can add them (remember, subtracting a negative is the same as addition) to simplify the equation to $16k^{2}$.

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