# How do you combine like terms in #(2p ^ { 2} + 5p + 11) + ( - p ^ { 2} - 9p - 4)#?

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Jun 8, 2018

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#### Explanation:

In short, when we combine terms, we need to look for terms with the same degree. We can rewrite the expression as

I didn't change the value of the expression, I just grouped the like terms. We can simplify these to get

Hope this helps!