Intermediate Algebra (6th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321785045
ISBN 13: 978-0-32178-504-6

Chapter 1 - Section 1.4 - Properties of Real Numbers and Algebraic Expressions - Exercise Set: 80



Work Step by Step

We are given the expression $(8-5y)-(4+3y)$. This expression is equivalent to $(8-5y)-1\times(4+3y)$. We can use the distributive property and then combine like terms to simplify. $8-5y-4-3y=(-(5y+3y))+(8-4)=-8y+4$
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