## Algebra 2 (1st Edition)

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# Chapter 10 Counting Methods and Probability - 10.5 Find Probabilities of Independent and Dependent Events - 10.5 - Mixed Review - Page 723: 49

#### Answer

$$x^2+x-2$$

#### Work Step by Step

Recall, like terms must (1) be raised to the same power and (2) consist of the same variable (i.e. x and y are not like terms). It is also important to note that numbers are all like terms with each other when not multiplied by anything. Thus, combining like terms, we find: $$x^2+x+2-4\\ x^2+x-2$$

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