# How do you evaluate the function p(x)=x^2-2 for p(6)?

$p \left(6\right) = 34$
We have $p \left(x\right) = {x}^{2} - 2$. To find $p \left(6\right)$, we simply substitute $6$ into the formula.
$p \left(6\right) = {6}^{2} - 2 = 36 - 2 = 34$