Introductory Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-13417-805-X
ISBN 13: 978-0-13417-805-9

Chapter 5 - Section 5.1 - Adding and Subtracting Polynomials - Exercise Set: 17

Answer

-8x + 13

Work Step by Step

(9x + 8) + (-17x+5) The like terms are 9x and -17x containing the same variable to the same power and the constant terms 8 and 5 We begin by grouping these pairs of like terms. (9x - 17x) + (8+5) = -8x+ 13
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