How do you simplify (5b^2 + 3b) + (b^2 - 2b)?

1 Answer
Jun 8, 2015

$\left(5 {b}^{2} + 3 b\right) + \left({b}^{2} - 2 b\right)$

Grouping like terms:

$= \textcolor{red}{\left(5 {b}^{2} + {b}^{2}\right)} + \textcolor{b l u e}{\left(3 b - 2 b\right)}$

$= \textcolor{red}{6 {b}^{2}} + \textcolor{b l u e}{b}$