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Does each expression below have a maximum or a minimum possible value? What real-number value of will yield the maximum or minimum value? Where do you see these values in each expression?

Each of these expressions has a squared quantity. What is the lowest number you can get when squaring?

  1. Minimum:

  1. If you try various values for you will almost always get a negative number. Therefore is the highest number you can obtain.