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Question:

Given f(x) = $3657_w111_h18.png$, evaluate f(2).

A −3
Explaination

Substitute 2 for x.
f(2) = $6605_w139_h21.png$
Exponent first: $3528_w49_h17.png$
f(2) = −3(4) + 4(2) + 1
Multiply: −3(4) = −12 and 4(2) = 8
f(2) = −12+ 8 + 1
Simplify.
f(2) = −3