Thinking Mathematically (6th Edition)

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Chapter 7 - Algebra: Graphs, Functions, and Linear Systems - 7.1 Graphing and Functions - Exercise Set 7.1 - Page 418: 39


(a) $g(4)=-14$ (b) $g(-3)=-7$

Work Step by Step

RECALL: $g(a)$ represents the value of the function $g$ when $x=a$. Replace $x$ with the given value to obtain: (a) $g(4) = -4^2+2 \\g(4)= -16+2 \\g(4)=-14$ (b) $g(-3) = -(-3)^2+2 \\g(-3)= -9+2 \\g(-3)=-7$
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