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  1. For each expression below, what real‑number value of x will yield the maximum possible value of the expression? Homework Help ✎

    1. x2

    2. –(x + 2)2

    3. –(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