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Find the first three iterates of the function f(x)=x^2-2, if the intial value is -2.
z(0)=-2
z(1)=(-2)^2-2 or 4-2=2
z(2)=(2)^2-2 or 4-2=2
z(3)=(2)^2-2 or 4-2=2

Answer: z(1)=2, z(2)=2, z(3)=2

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