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# If g(x) = ax^5 + bx^3 + 1, and g(5) = 10, then g(–5) =?

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If g(x) = ax^5 + bx^3 + 1, and g(5) = 10, then g(–5) =?

(A) – 10
(B) – 8
(C) – 6
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(E) 4
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

Last edited by Bunuel on 19 Aug 2013, 10:52, edited 1 time in total.
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If g(x) = ax5 + bx3 + 1, and g(5) = 10, then g(–5) =?

(A) – 10
(B) – 8
(C) – 6
(D) 0
(E) 4

given:
$$g(5) = 10$$
therefore
$$a*5^5 + b5^3 + 1 = 10$$
$$a*5^5 + b5^3 = 9$$ ..................................(1
$$g(-5) = -a*5^5 - b5^3 + 1$$
$$=- (a*5^5 + b5^3)+1$$
now using 1
$$g(-5) = -9 + 1 = -8$$

hence B
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Galiya wrote:
If g(x) = ax^5 + bx^3 + 1, and g(5) = 10, then g(–5) =?

(A) – 10
(B) – 8
(C) – 6
(D) 0
(E) 4

g(5) = 10
or, 5^5 a + 5^3 b + 1 = 10
or, 5^5 a + 5^3 b = 9

g(-5) = -5^5 a - 5^3 b + 1 = - (5^5 a + 5^3 b) + 1 = - 9 + 1 = - 8 = (B)
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Galiya wrote:
If $$g(x) = ax^5 + bx^3 + 1$$, and $$g(5) = 10$$, then $$g(–5) =?$$

When raising a number to an odd power, if we negate the number, we negate the sign of the result.

$$ax^5 + bx^3 = 9 \, (x:5)\\ ax^5 + bx^3 = -9 \, (x:-5)$$

$$-9 + 1 = -8$$

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