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4-33.

Simplify the following expression: $3x^3−2x^2+4−(3x^3+5x^2−2)$.

Distributing the negative sign first makes the problem easier to simplify.

1. How many terms are in your answer?

Terms are separated by $+$ and $−$ symbols.

2. What is the coefficient of $x$ in your answer?

The coefficient is the number in front of the variable, in this case $x$.