1. ## Simplifying

I really don't see a way to correctly simplify this fraction.

3n^2 + n - n^2

I got 3n

2. ## Re: Simplifying

You say "fraction," but I don't see the division sign...

3. ## Re: Simplifying

$3n^2+n-n^2$

$=2n^2+n$

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

4. ## Re: Simplifying

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

5. ## 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