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NatalieLove

  • 3 years ago

(2x-7)-(5x-1) got: -3x-8

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  1. jim_thompson5910
    • 3 years ago
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    (2x-7)-(5x-1) 2x-7-5x+1 (2x-5x)+(-7+1) -3x-6

  2. jim_thompson5910
    • 3 years ago
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    So you're close, but -7 + 1 isn't -8, it's actually -6

  3. NatalieLove
    • 3 years ago
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    altight ill have to fix a couple of problems then

  4. jim_thompson5910
    • 3 years ago
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    I think you may have forgotten about distributing the negative completely through

  5. jim_thompson5910
    • 3 years ago
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    -(5x-1) turns into -5x+1 and NOT -5x - 1

  6. NatalieLove
    • 3 years ago
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    ok going to do it again

  7. NatalieLove
    • 3 years ago
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    so this one: (-9x^2+3x-7)+(-4x^2-x) -9x^2+3x-7-4x^2-x like this ?

  8. NatalieLove
    • 3 years ago
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    @jim_thompson5910

  9. jim_thompson5910
    • 3 years ago
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    yes keep going though

  10. NatalieLove
    • 3 years ago
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    got it incorrect: -13x^2-2x-7

  11. jim_thompson5910
    • 3 years ago
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    +3x - x +3x - 1x +2x

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