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If x = -3, what is the value of |x - 4| - x^{2} ?

1) -8

2) -2

3) 7

4) 16

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|x - 4| - x^{2}

when x = -3,

|-3 - 4| - (-3)^{2}

= |-7| - 9

Since the sign, || represent absolute value (Absolute values are non-negative values regardless of its sign), thus, the expresion becomes:

7 - 9

= -2

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