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

-8x$^2$-13x-6
Distribute the negative sign to the parentheses and then combine like terms. (3x$^2$-8x-2)-(11x$^2$+5x+4) 3x$^2$-8x-2-11x$^2$-5x-4 (3x$^2$-11x$^2$)+(-8x-5x)+(-2-4) -8x$^2$+(-13x)+(-6) -8x$^2$-13x-6