Intermediate Algebra (12th Edition)

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Chapter 4 - Section 4.2 - Adding and Subtracting Polynomials - 4.2 Exercises: 42

Answer

$5p-8q$

Work Step by Step

We are given the polynomial $8p-9q-3p+q$. We can use the distributive property to combine like terms. $8p-9q-3p+q=(8-3)p+(-9+1)q=(5)p+(-8)q=5p-8q$
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