Intermediate Algebra (6th Edition)

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

Chapter 5 - Section 5.3 - Polynomials and Polynomial Functions - Exercise Set: 34



Work Step by Step

We are given the polynomial $-a^{2}+18ab-2b^{2}+14a^{2}-12ab-b^{2}$. We can simplify by combining like terms. $(-a^{2}+14a^{2})+(18ab-12ab)+(-2b^{2}-b^{2})$ $=(14a^{2}-a^{2})+6ab-(2b^{2}+b^{2})$ $=13a^{2}+6ab-(3b^{2})$ $=13a^{2}+6ab-3b^{2}$
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