# Simplifying

• Sep 10th 2011, 06:05 AM
vaironxxrd
Simplifying
I really don't see a way to correctly simplify this fraction.

3n^2 + n - n^2

I got 3n
• Sep 10th 2011, 06:16 AM
emakarov
Re: Simplifying
You say "fraction," but I don't see the division sign...
• Sep 10th 2011, 07:13 AM
lanierms
Re: Simplifying
$3n^2+n-n^2$

$=2n^2+n$

I'm not sure if this was the answer you wanted to get.
• Sep 10th 2011, 01:40 PM
vaironxxrd
Re: Simplifying
Quote:

Originally Posted by emakarov
You say "fraction," but I don't see the division sign...

Quote:

Originally Posted by lanierms
$3n^2+n-n^2$

$=2n^2+n$

I'm not sure if this was the answer you wanted to get.

Sorry it was Combining Like terms but My paper said simplifying for some reason
• Sep 10th 2011, 05:07 PM
Rachell101
Re: Simplifying
2n^2 + n

This is the final answer because the 3n^2 and the -n^2 are like terms that come together to make 2n^2 the + n is still leftover and therefore added to the end of the formula. You the n and n^2 are not like terms meaning that they can't be added, i think that was your mistake