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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?

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)?

1. $-x^2$

1. $-(x + 2)^2$

1. $-(x - 5)^2$

$x = -2$