Add & Subtract Polynomials Worksheets
How Do You Add and Subtract Polynomials? Polynomials are one of the most significant parts of algebra. Students are aware of linear, quadratic, and cubic equations as they are the most commonly used ones. Any algebraic equations with the exponent on the variable higher than three are termed as polynomials. The polynomials consist of variables, coefficient, and addition or subtraction operations. Adding and subtracting polynomials is not complicated. All you have to do is put the like terms together and start simplifying it until it cannot be further reduced or simplified. Example: Add 3x^{4} + 2x + 4x^{2} 10 + 5x^{3} and 10x^{3} + 5x  2x^{2} +4 To add these two polynomials, you have to write it down in the form of a sum; x^{4} + 2x + 4x^{2} 10 + 5x^{3} + (10x^{3} + 5x  2x^{2}+4) Start arranging the terms in a way that the exponent on the variables in descending order. x^{4} +5x^{3} + 10x^{3} + 4x^{2}  2x^{2} + 2x + 5x  10 + 4 Now you see, by placing the values in a way that the exponents are in descending order, you have gathered the like terms together. x^{4} +15x^{3} +2x^{2} + 7x  6

Basic Lesson
Demonstrates how to add & subtract common polynomials. Change the signs of all the terms being subtracted. Change the subtraction signs to addition signs.
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Independent Practice 1
Contains 20 add & subtract polynomials problems. The answers can be found below.
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Homework Worksheet
Add & Subtract Polynomials problems for students to work on at home. Example problems are provided and explained.
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Topic Quiz
10 Add & Subtract Polynomials problems. A math scoring matrix is included.
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Question: What Greek math whiz noticed that the morning
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