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# If x = -5 and y = -2, what is the value of 3(x-y)^2 - xy ?

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If $$x = -5$$ and $$y = -2$$, what is the value of $$3(x-y)^2 - xy$$ ?

A. -157
B. -37
C. 17
D. 37
E. 137

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03 Aug 2018, 02:59
x = −5 and y = −2
3 * (x−y)^2 − x*y
3 * ( -5+2)^2 - (-5)*(-2)
3 * (-3)^2 - 10
3 * 9 - 10
27 - 10
17

Hence, C.
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03 Aug 2018, 03:38
+1 for C

3*$$(-5-(-2))^2$$-(-5*-2)
3*$$(-3)^2$$-10=17

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03 Aug 2018, 14:34
Bunuel wrote:
If $$x = -5$$ and $$y = -2$$, what is the value of $$3(x-y)^2 - xy$$ ?

A. -157
B. -37
C. 17
D. 37
E. 137

Given

x = -5
y = -2

$$3(x-y)^2 -xy$$

= $$3 ((-5) - (-2))^2 - (-5) (-2)$$

= $$3(-5 + 2)^2 - 10$$

= $$3( -3)^2 -10$$

= 27 - 10

= 17

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