## College Algebra (11th Edition)

$p^{3}$ - 7$p^{2}$ - p - 7
1. Use the distributive property to distribute the negative sign. $p^{3}$ - 4$p^{2}$ + p - 3$p^{2}$ - 2p - 7 2. Group like terms together. $p^{3}$ - 4$p^{2}$ - 3$p^{2}$ + p - 2p - 7 3. Add like terms. $p^{3}$ - 7$p^{2}$ - p - 7