#### Answer

-5x + 4

#### Work Step by Step

(8x -5) + (-13x+9)
The like terms are 8x and -13x containing the same variable to the same power, and the constant terms -5 and 9
We begin by grouping these pairs of like terms.
(8x - 13x) + (-5 + 9)
= -5x +4

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

-5x + 4

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