# algebra

f(x) = 3x² + 2
x= 3
my question, do I start by solving x² first then multiply by 3 and adding 2

f(3= 3 * 9 + 2 = 29
or do I multiply first
3*3 =9² +2 = 83
I'm pretty sure we resolve the exponents first but need some help

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1. sub in 3 for x

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2. Use BEDMAS

B - brackets, (if any)
E - exponents
D - divisions in the order they occur
M - Multiplications in the order they occur
A - Additions in the order they occur
S - Subtraction in the order they occur

Yes, you are correct in the order you did the calculation the first time
f(3) = 3(3^2) + 2
= 3(9) + 2
= 27+2
= 29

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