How to Evaluate a Polynomial in Function Notation

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Given f(x) = x^2 + 3x -2; find f(3).

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2. Given f(x) = 6x; find f(5ab)

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Evaluating polynomials in function notation can be explained more simply as the process of substituting a value in for a variable within a function. This worksheet and quiz will help you test your understanding of polynomials. These practice assets will ask you to perform a few calculations involving the evaluation of polynomials and to define aspects of polynomials.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Work through these questions to test:

• Your ability to perform these evaluations
• The definition of a polynomial
• How to discuss functional notation in English terms

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow you to test the following skills:

• Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about evaluating polynomials in functional notation from the related lesson
• Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about polynomials in a different light
• Problem solving - use your acquired knowledge to solve practice problems involving the evaluation of polynomials within functions