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(x + 3y - 5z) - (x - 3y + 4z)

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Remember, subtracting a quantity N is the same as adding -N = -1*N.
In this case:

    (x + 3y - 5z) - (x - 3y + 4z)

= (x + 3y - 5z) + (-1)(x - 3y + 4z)

= (x + 3y - 5z) + (-x + 3y - 4z)

= 6y - 9z