## Amir evaluated 5x – (x + 3)2 for x = 2, as shown. Describe Amir’s mistake and find the correct answer. 5(2) – (2 + 3)2 = 10 + (-5)2 = 10 + 2

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Answer with Step-by-step explanation:We are given a expression:

and we have to evaluate it at x=2

Putting x=2 in above expression, we get

Amir’s Calculation is as follows:

He took the minus sign before the bracket of (2+3)² inside the bracket

i.e. instead of writing -(2+3)²= -5²= -25

he wrote it as -(2+3)²= (-5)²

and the correct answer is:

-15