Hi Theresa, Firstly, keep in mind that f(x) denotes a function. It does NOT mean, f times x. Ok, for part a, substitute -2 anywhere you see an x like so, f(-2) = (2(-2) - 3)/((-2)+5). Then simplify. Your turn! f(-2) = ? For part b, you must state...

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Before entering the education world, I worked for 3 years at Tube City IMS in Horsham, PA as a CAD designer/engineer. I quickly became an expert in both Autodesk AutoCAD and Inventor programs for 2d and 3d drafting. I was the go-to guy when anyone in my office needed help doing something in the program and I enjoyed teaching them. This is when I decided to embark on a career in education.

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Hi Theresa, Firstly, keep in mind that f(x) denotes a function. It does NOT mean, f times x. Ok, for part a, substitute -2 anywhere you see an x like so, f(-2) = (2(-2) - 3)/((-2)+5). Then simplify. Your turn! f(-2) = ? For part b, you must state...

Say that there is a very expensive dress that you want to purchase, but cannot afford. However, for whatever reason, the price of the dress is being reduced by 5% each week. So, if you wanted to buy the dress after one week, you would figure that the price is 95% of the original price...

Hey Dalia, We can do this without computing the entire expansion. Notice that the first term will have an (x^2)^8, the second will have (x^2)^7 or x^14, and so on. Following this pattern, it will be the fourth term that will contain x^10 since (x^2)^5 = x^10. Now,...

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