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8-87.

For each expression below, what real‑number value of

*x*will yield the maximum possible value of the expression? Homework Help ✎–

*x*^{2}–(

*x*+ 2)^{2}–(

*x*– 5)^{2}

Each expression has a squared quantity with a negative sign in front of it. What is the greatest negative number (think of a number line)?

*x* = −2