Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321726391
ISBN 13: 978-0-32172-639-1

Chapter 5 - Section 5.5 - Multiplying Polynomials - Vocabulary and Readiness Check: 8


Cannot simplify any further.

Work Step by Step

We are given the expression $x^{2}+x^{6}$. We cannot simplify the expression any further, because the two terms do not have a common exponent. In order to add together two exponential terms, they must have the same base and exponent. For example, $x^{a}+x^{a}=2x^{a}$.
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