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

$-1$
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: $-1 - (1-1) \div 2 \\\\ = -1 - 0 \div 2 =-1-0=-1$