Intermediate Algebra (12th Edition)

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Chapter 4 - Section 4.2 - Adding and Subtracting Polynomials - 4.2 Exercises - Page 285: 40


Cannot be simplified any further

Work Step by Step

We are given the polynomial $5a^{5}+2a^{4}-9a^{3}$. Like terms consist of terms with the same variable that are raised to the same power. Therefore, we cannot simplify this polynomial any further, as the variables in all three terms have been raised to different powers.
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