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1-24.
  1. Suppose f(x) = 2x2 − 3, find: Homework Help ✎

    1. f(4)

    2. f(−5)

    3. f(3b)

    4. f(a + 1)

Substitute 4 for every x in the function.

f(4) = 2(4)2 − 3

Use ( ) when substituting to avoid errors.

f(−5) = 2(−5)2 − 3

Follow the same steps for (b).

Do not forget the middle term when expanding (a + 1)2.

2a2 + 4a − 1