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92x^3y      4*23*x*x*x*y       Book answer = -23x^2
-28xy^3     4*-7*x*y*y*y                                7y^2

My answer = 23x^2
                   -7y^2

Why does the – (negative) go on 23? Thanks.
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The two answers are equivalent.

The sign goes with the numerator (top) by convention.
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Thanks.
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