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

##### 1 Answer
Feb 26, 2016

$= 5 x + 3$

#### Explanation:

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

$= {x}^{2} + 3 x - 2 - {x}^{2} + 2 x + 5$

combining like terms:

$= {x}^{2} - {x}^{2} + 3 x + 2 x + 5 - 2$

$= 0 + 5 x + 3$

$= 5 x + 3$