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

(1) $-(5a^3+2a-17)$ (2) $-5a^3-2a+17$
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) $-(5a^3+2a-17)$ (2) $-5a^3-2a+17$