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Question Stats: 75% (00:15) correct 25% (00:10) wrong based on 32 sessions
If $$f(x) = x^2 + 1$$, what is the value of $$f(2) + f(-2)$$?

(A) 0
(B) 1
(C) 4
(D) 5
(E) 10
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

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Explanation

Use the notation “f(x)” and “f(2)” as an indication to substitute 2 for x in the given equation:

$$f(2) = (2)^2 + 1$$
$$f(2) = 5$$

Likewise, plug –2 in for x:

$$f(–2) = (-2)^2 + 1$$
$$f(-2) = 5$$

Now add: 5 + 5 = 10.

Hence option E is correct!
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minniethakur wrote:
why the OA is B?

That was a mistake.
I've edited the question to show the correct answer as E

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Brent
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