## Subtracting polynomials:

Subtracting polynomials is very similar to adding polynomials, in the sense that all consists of is combining like terms, but this time, with a minus sign. For example,

Simplify (2x+5) - (x-3):

First, distribute the -1 to x-3:

(2

Then remove parentheses to get:

2

or

2x - x + 5 + 3

Lastly, combine like terms to get an answer of:

x + 8

Simplify (2x+5) - (x-3):

First, distribute the -1 to x-3:

(2

*x*+ 5) + (-*x +*3)Then remove parentheses to get:

2

*x*+ 5 + -*x +*3or

2x - x + 5 + 3

Lastly, combine like terms to get an answer of:

x + 8