# Math Help - sum of polynomials

1. ## sum of polynomials

What is the sum of the polynomials 3a2b + 2a2b2 and –ab2 + a2b2

2. Originally Posted by abner80

What is the sum of the polynomials 3a2b + 2a2b2 and –ab2 + a2b2
do you mean ...

$3a^2b + 2a^2b^2$

and

$-ab^2 + a^2b^2$

?

understand that you can use the caret (^) symbol to designate an exponent ...

x^2 is understood as the value of x squared.

3. Yes you have written the problem out correctly. I copied and paste - guess it didnt keep the format sorry.