#### 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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ISBN 10:
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978-0-13417-805-9

-8x + 13

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