## Functions Modeling Change: A Preparation for Calculus, 5th Edition

The answer is $-26$.
We insert $x = 3$ in $1 - 12x +x^2$: $1 - 12x +x^2 = 1 - 12 \cdot 3 +3^2 = 1- 36 + 3 \cdot 3 = 1 - 36 + 9 = -26$.