The focus of today’s lesson was on **combining like terms**.

Essentially, combining like terms is a fancy form of counting. For example, if you have 3 sheep and you also have 5 sheep, you have 8 sheep in total. Likewise, if you have 3 ‘s (“x squared’s”) and you also have 5 ‘s, you have 8 ‘s in total.

**When you add or subtract like terms, the exponents stay the same and you simply add or subtract the coefficients**.

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