Elementary Algebra

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Chapter 1 - Some Basic Concepts of Arithmetic and Algebra - Chapter 1 Review Problem Set - Page 38: 68

Answer

$-44$

Work Step by Step

Substituting $a= 2$ and $b= -5 ,$ the given expression, $2ab-3(a-b)+b+a ,$ evaluates to \begin{array}{l}\require{cancel} 2(2)(-5)-3(2-(-5))+(-5)+2 \\\\= -20-3(2+5)-5+2 \\\\= -20-3(7)-5+2 \\\\= -20-21-5+2 \\\\= -41-5+2 \\\\= -46+2 \\\\= -44 .\end{array}

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