## Introductory Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

Published by Pearson

# Chapter 5 - Mid-Chapter Check Point - Page 378: 6

#### Answer

$x^2-x-4$

#### Work Step by Step

Removing the grouping symbols and then combining like terms, the given expression, $(2x-5)+(x^2-3x+1) ,$ simplifies to \begin{array}{l}\require{cancel} 2x-5+x^2-3x+1 \\\\= x^2+(2x-3x)+(-5+1) \\\\= x^2-x-4 .\end{array}

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