ExplanationWhenever you have a function within another function, you have to first calculate the value of the function on the inside, and then plug that value into the function on the outside.

Plug in to test the values. If you plug in 2 for x, then, in Quantity A, 2$ = \(2^2 + 2(2) = 8\)and 8# =\(8^2 + 3(8) = 88\); in Quantity B, 2# = \(2^2 + 3(2) = 10\) and 10$ = \(10^2 + 2(10) = 120\); eliminate choices (A) and (C).

However, if you plug in 0 for x, then both quantities are 0; eliminate choice (B), and you’re left with choice (D), the correct answer.

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