## Elementary Algebra

$x^{2}$ - 11x -8
(-$x^{2}$ - 3x + 4) + (-2$x^{2}$ - x - 2) - (-4$x^{2}$ + 7x + 10) = Use the distributive property: -$x^{2}$ - 3x + 4 - 2$x^{2}$ - x - 2 + 4$x^{2}$ - 7x - 10) = Combine like terms. (-$x^{2}$- 2$x^{2}$+ 4$x^{2}$) + (-3x - x - 7x) + (4 - 2 - 10) = Simplify. $x^{2}$ - 11x -8