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 - Page 260: 33


(1) $-(x^4-8x^3+6x)$ (2) $-x^4+8x^3-6x$

Work Step by Step

Two expressions equivalent to the opposite of a polynomial can be found by: (1) taking the negative of the polynomial; and (2) changing the sign of each term of the polynomial Thus, two expressions equivalent to the opposite of the given polynomial are: (1) $-(x^4-8x^3+6x)$ (2) $-x^4+8x^3-6x$
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