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Simplifying Expressions

How do you simplify?

1) (8x² + 5x -3) + (12x² +7x -14)

2) (4x³+5x+13) + (-4x²+22)

3) (3x²-8x-2) - (11x²+5x+4)

4) (5y³+y²-3y-8) - (y²-8y+11)

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1) (8x² + 5x -3) + (12x² +7x -14)
= (8x²+12x²) + (5x+7x)+(-3-14)
= 20x² + ...

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