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 Question 227684: I have a question I hope someone can answer in doing polynomials. Can you add -3Xsquared plus XYsquared. I think you can't because the first number doesn't have a Y. I wrote out the word squared as I couldn't type the 2 above the x or y. Thank you for the help.Found 2 solutions by Alan3354, jim_thompson5910:Answer by Alan3354(30993)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!No, they can't be added. = It can be factored, but it can't be reduced to less than 2 terms. Answer by jim_thompson5910(28595)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!No you cannot combine the terms and since they are not like terms. However, you can factor out an '-x' from to get