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What is the coefficient of $x^2$ when $-5x^3 - 5x^2 - 7x + 1$ is multiplied by $-x^2 - 6x + 1$ and the like terms are combined?

 Feb 14, 2021
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-5x2 * 1 = -5x2

-7x * -6x = 42x2

1 * -x2 = -x2

 

-5 + 42 - 1 = 36x2, which means 36 is your coefficient

 Feb 14, 2021

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