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: 18

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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