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: 39



Work Step by Step

Removing the grouping symbols, then the given expression, $ (3x+1)-(5x+8) $, is equivalent to \begin{array}{l} 3x+1-5x-8 .\end{array} By combining like terms, then \begin{array}{l} (3x-5x)+(1-8) \\\\= -2x-7 .\end{array}
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