# Like Terms and Dividing Polynomials

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1. When simplifying like terms, how do you determine the like terms? Please show an example.

2. Explain how division of real numbers corresponds with division of polynomials. Please show an example.

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This solution explains how to determine like terms for simplifying polynomials and how division of real numbers corresponds to division of polynomials.

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1. When simplifying like terms, how do you determine the like terms?

When simplifying like terms, you look for the power of the variable used (such as x). For example:

4x + 3 + 7x + 8x^2

In this problem, there are varying powers of x:

4x and ...

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