April 2, 2015

Homework Help: Algebra

Posted by Serra on Monday, August 20, 2007 at 9:16am.

Find the values of the polynomial for the given values of the variable.



I got 0 for the first one and 0 for the second. Am I figuring them wrong? (and that is an x squared, not 2x)

-(-3)^2 -5(-3)-6


you are right in both cases


notice if this had been an equation equal to zero,
x=-2 and x=-3 would have been solutions.
That is why both values gave you a zero answer.

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