Here is an example of how to add and subtract polynomials. Remember to read the lesson on this topic.

Basic steps to follow:

1. First if the problem is subtraction make sure to correctly distribute the negative sign to all terms

2. Next determine what terms are like and not like

3. Combine like terms and write the final polynomial in standard form (highest to lowest power)

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Important habits to master math:

1. write out all steps

2. be very neat

3. use pencil not pen

4. review your work as your go

5. make sure you know the basics like fractions, positive and negative numbers and order of operations