Elementary and Intermediate Algebra: Concepts & Applications (6th Edition)

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Chapter 4 - Polynomials - 4.4 Addition and Subtraction of Polynomials - 4.4 Exercise Set: 34

Answer

(1) $-(5a^3+2a-17)$ (2) $-5a^3-2a+17$

Work Step by Step

Two expressions equivalent to the opposite of a polynomial can be found by: (1) taking the negative of the polynomial; and (2) changing the sign of each term of the polynomial Thus, two expressions equivalent to the opposite of the given polynomial are: (1) $-(5a^3+2a-17)$ (2) $-5a^3-2a+17$
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