## Algebra 1: Common Core (15th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall

# Chapter 4 - An Introduction to Functions - Get Ready! - Page 231: 4

#### Answer

$-1$

#### Work Step by Step

We first follow the instructions to plug -1 in for h, and then we simplify: $-1 - (-1^{2} -1)\div 2$ In order to simplify, we first consider everything inside of the parenthesis, considering the exponent first: $-1 - (1-1) \div 2 \\\\ = -1 - 0 \div 2 =-1-0=-1$

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