# How do you combine like terms in #(2a + 3) ^ { 2} + ( a - 5) ^ { 2}#?

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Jun 9, 2018

#### Answer:

#### Explanation:

Using the formulas

we get

and this is

Jun 9, 2018

#### Answer:

#### Explanation:

First FOIL the squared terms:

now "combine like terms":