Elementary and Intermediate Algebra: Concepts & Applications (6th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32184-874-8
ISBN 13: 978-0-32184-874-1

Chapter 4 - Polynomials - 4.4 Addition and Subtraction of Polynomials - 4.4 Exercise Set: 16

Answer

$14a^2+a-8$

Work Step by Step

By combining like terms, the given expression, $ (8a^2+4a-7)+(6a^2-3a-1) $, simplifies to \begin{array}{l} (8a^2+6a^2)+(4a-3a)+(-7-1) \\\\= 14a^2+a-8 .\end{array}
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