It might be a stupid question, but on exercise 6 about plugging in, I plugged in 3 for x, and none of the answer choices were correct. Letter c was the closest, but still, 3 raised to 6 equals 729; minus 9 equals 720. okay, but the result for letter c, if y=9, is 72.

So, I wanted to ask you if, on this specific exercise, the only option to get the right aswer is plugging in 2 for x.

(sorry if I said any terms in the wrong way, engish is not my first language)

Here’s the question for everyone else playing along:

I think the problem is that you’re squaring *x* instead of cubing it. If you’re plugging in *x* = 3, then you should have for *y* and should be .

So you’re looking for an answer choice that equals 702 given *y* = 27. Choice C works: .