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5.1 Working with Simple Quadratic Functions
Algebra 2
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5.1 WORKING WITH SIMPLE QUADRATIC FUNCTIONS
Learning Targets
1.
Recognize and graph quadratic functions of the form
y
=
ax
2
2.
Solve quadratic equations of the form
ax
2
=
c
.
3.
Write the equation of a quadratic function of the form
y
=
ax
2
when given a point on the graph.
A graph of the form
y
=
ax
2
is called a quadratic function (or a parabola).
Example 1
:
Graph the following quadratic functions
a)
y
=
x
2
b)
y
= 2
x
2
c)
2
3
yx
d)
2
1
2
All of these equations are of the form
y
=
2
.
The vertex is at _________.
(The vertex is the highest … or lowest … point of the parabola)
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