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Could you help me subtact this polynomials? (-8a^2+4a+2)-(8a+2)=

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Expand (remove parentheses) and collect terms in decreasing powers of a:

(-8a^2+4a+2) = -8a^2+4a+2
-(8a+2) = -8a-2

Since the subtraction is implied in the negation of the secnd expression, you only have to add the two resulting expressions and regroup in decreasing powers of a.

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