a). Find the specified function values for the following polynomials:

1. Q(t) = 9t^{3} + 8t^{2} - 4t - 9

Find Q(-3), Q(-1) and Q(-b)

GAMEMASTERX40
Sep 17, 2018

#2**+2 **

Uh, Dude? I did what you said to solve the problem but it gave me a different answer which was -168. I think you did something wrong.

GAMEMASTERX40
Sep 17, 2018

#3**+3 **

Rick, it appears as if tertre's slight typo has caused an askew answer.

The original function was defined as \(Q(t)=9t^3+8t^2-4t-9\). Unfortunately, terte evaluated the function as \(Q(t)=9t^{\textcolor{red}{2}}+8t^2-4t-9\). What a tragic error!

Continue evaluating the function at \(Q(-1)\text{ and }Q(-b)\), and you will be done quite soon.

**OOPS, I know you have told me to call you Rick in future posts.**

TheXSquaredFactor
Sep 17, 2018