Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321726391
ISBN 13: 978-0-32172-639-1

Chapter 5 - Section 5.3 - Introduction to Polynomials - Exercise Set: 16

Answer

$(a)$ $-4$ $(b)$ $-6$

Work Step by Step

$x^{2}+3x-4$ $(a)$ $x=0$ Replace $x$ with $0$ and evaluate the indicated operations: $(0)^{2}+3(0)-4=-4$ $b)$ $x=-1$ Replace $x$ with $-1$ and evaluate the indicated operations: $(-1)^{2}+3(-1)-4=1-3-4=-6$
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