Intermediate Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-13417-894-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-13417-894-3

Chapter 5 - Section 5.1 - Introduction to Polynomials and Polynomial Functions - Exercise Set - Page 324: 19



Work Step by Step

RECALL: $g(a)$ represents the value of the function $g$ when $x=a$. Thus, $g(0)$ represents the value of the function $g$ when $x=0$. Substitute $0$ to $x$ in the function $g$ to obtain: $g(0) = 2(0)^3-(0)^2+4(0)-1 \\g(0)=0-0+0-1 \\g(0)=-1$
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