Introductory Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-13417-805-X
ISBN 13: 978-0-13417-805-9

Chapter 3 - Section 3.6 - Linear Inequalities in Two Variables - Exercise Set - Page 271: 74


The solution is $5$.

Work Step by Step

We substitute $-3$ for $x$ into the expression: $$(-3)^2 - 4$$ According to the order of operations, we evaluate the exponent first: $$9 - 4$$ Subtract to solve: $$5$$
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