Elementary Algebra

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285194055
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-405-9

Chapter 1 - Some Basic Concepts of Arithmetic and Algebra - Chapter 1 Review Problem Set: 47

Answer

$-ab-2a$

Work Step by Step

In order to combine like terms, we use a form of the distributive property to rewrite the expression as $(3-4)ab-2a$ We subtract inside the parentheses: $-ab-2a$
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