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Given that $x$ is positive and less than $1$, list the following expressions from smallest to largest:

$x^2 + x$,   $x^2$,   $x^3$,   $x^3 + x^2$,   $x^4$.
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This problem is taken from the UKMT Mathematical Challenges.