# How do you add #(12a^5 - 6a - 10a^3) - (10a - 2a^5 - 14a^4)#?

##### 1 Answer

Apr 19, 2018

#### Explanation:

All you have to do is distribute the negative through the second half of the equation

Rewriting your equation you get

Now you can look to see if you can combine like terms, i.e. terms that have the same degree of "a" in them.

The final answer, after adding up the like terms, is