Carol H. answered • 09/25/18

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^{2}means -2 times x^{2}. (-2x)^{2}means (-2x)(-2x).Carlos A.

asked • 09/25/18IE: -2x^2

Do I do:

-2(x)^2,

-2(x^2)

or (-2x)^2

I say this because of a problem I have that says "h(x)=-4x^2 -2x+5"

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Carol H. answered • 09/25/18

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Carlos A.

^{2}) if I were to substitute?09/26/18