# Chapter 9 - Quadratic Functions and Equations - Get Ready: 6

-3

#### Work Step by Step

We follow the instructions to plug -1 in for a, 3 in for b, and -2 in for c, and then we use order of operations to simplify: $(-2)^{2} +2(-1)(3)-1 \\\\= 4 +(-6)-1 \\\\=-3$

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