Introductory Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-13417-805-X
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Chapter 5 - Section 5.1 - Adding and Subtracting Polynomials - Exercise Set: 72

Answer

-2x$^6$+x$^4$-3x$^2$

Work Step by Step

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