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## Main Question or Discussion Point

Hello,

I wanted to confirm that I am understanding something correctly. I have been doing this all the time, and have never had any problems with it. For some reason now I am wanting to confirm it.

So, if you have something such as: x

Can you always rearrange terms like this, no matter what they are? What I do is write it as an addition problem so I can change the order, since you can change the order in addition.

For example if you have: log(x)-x

Just as -11+5-3+5=-4 would be the same as 5-11-3+5=-4 or -11-3+5+5=-4

Does my reasoning seem correct?

Thanks

I wanted to confirm that I am understanding something correctly. I have been doing this all the time, and have never had any problems with it. For some reason now I am wanting to confirm it.

So, if you have something such as: x

^{3}-6+y^{2}-√z it would be equivalent to write it as: y^{2}+x^{3}-√z-6Can you always rearrange terms like this, no matter what they are? What I do is write it as an addition problem so I can change the order, since you can change the order in addition.

For example if you have: log(x)-x

^{3}you could write it as log(x)+(-x^{3}) then as -x^{3}+ log(x).Just as -11+5-3+5=-4 would be the same as 5-11-3+5=-4 or -11-3+5+5=-4

Does my reasoning seem correct?

Thanks

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