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# Subtraction of Polynomials (Ages 11-13) Worksheets (Health Themed)

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## Definition:

Polynomials are algebraic expressions that are a combination of real numbers, variables and exponents. It also involves operations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

We can simply subtract polynomials by subtracting like terms from one another. Like terms are terms that have the same variables and exponents.

## Summary:

Step 1 – Remove all the parentheses and distribute subtraction sign. This will change the sign of the terms inside the set of parenthesis that follows the subtraction sign.

Step 2 – Arrange each polynomial with the term with the highest degree first then in decreasing order of degree.

Step 3 – Group like terms then combine them by either adding or subtracting them. Remember that like terms are terms that has the same variable and exponent.

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