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    Simplifying

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

    3n^2 + n - n^2

    I got 3n
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    Re: Simplifying

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

    3n^2+n-n^2

    =2n^2+n

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

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