How do you write  (2x^2 – 11x) + (4x^2 – 4)  in standard form?

Mar 31, 2017

See the entire solution process below:

Explanation:

First, remove all of the terms from parenthesis. Be careful to handle the signs of each individual term correctly:

$2 {x}^{2} - 11 x + 4 {x}^{2} - 4$

Next, group like terms in order of the power of the exponent of the $x$ terms:

$2 {x}^{2} + 4 {x}^{2} - 11 x - 4$

Now, combine like terms:

$\left(2 + 4\right) {x}^{2} - 11 x - 4$

$6 {x}^{2} - 11 x - 4$