SOLUTION: Can you please explain...I tried working it myself, but did not come up with correct answer...instructions...given f(x) = 5x^2-3x+1, find f(-2). 5x^2-3(-2)+1 -20+6+1 -14+1=-13

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 Question 70151: Can you please explain...I tried working it myself, but did not come up with correct answer...instructions...given f(x) = 5x^2-3x+1, find f(-2). 5x^2-3(-2)+1 -20+6+1 -14+1=-13 did I do this correctly? Answer by jim_thompson5910(28476)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!When you square a negative number its going to be positive, not negative.