# How do you evaluate p(-6) given p(x)=-x-2?

Feb 16, 2017

See the entire evaluation process below:

#### Explanation:

To evaluate this function you need to substitute $\textcolor{red}{- 6}$ for every occurrence of $\textcolor{red}{x}$ in the function and then calculate the result:

$p \left(\textcolor{red}{x}\right) = - \textcolor{red}{x} - 2$ becomes:

$p \left(\textcolor{red}{- 6}\right) = - \textcolor{red}{\left(- 6\right)} - 2$

$p \left(\textcolor{red}{- 6}\right) = \textcolor{red}{\left(6\right)} - 2$

$p \left(\textcolor{red}{- 6}\right) = 4$