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: 58

Answer

-8x$^2$-13x-6

Work Step by Step

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
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