1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data To make it clearer, I uploaded the problem to this attachment. https://www.physicsforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=36660&stc=1&d=1308787359 The directions to this question tis to evalutate using several different numbers. One of the numbers given is g(5). In this case, I do not understand what I have to do and this is summer homework so I cannot ask the teacher that gave this assignment. 3. The attempt at a solution Is it just asking me to plug in the numbers so I would have 11, x>=3 and then -47, x< 3? It seems too simple and really doesnt seem like the correct answer. I think I'm confused as to how I am supposed to evaluate this piecewise function. Any ideas here?