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    algebra problem

    heres my problem
    (3x squared-2x+3) + (5x squared+x-2)
    forgive me because i dont know how to do squared on a computer.
    if you could help me it would be much obliged.
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    Add all terms that are to the same power directly.

    3x^2+5x^2=8x^2

    -2x+x=-x

    3-2=1

    So final answer is 8x^2-x+1
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    that helped me alot. thank you very much.
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