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2-18.

Remember that one meaning of the word “evaluate” is to replace a variable with a number and to calculate the result. For example, when asked to evaluate the expression * *when

*, the solution would be*

Evaluate the expressions below for the given values. Homework Help ✎

Substitute

for .Simplify the terms and combine them.

Follow the steps in part (a).

Put everything you substituted inside parentheses so you do not lose your negative signs.

Follow the steps in part (a).

Follow the steps in part (a).