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Unformatted text preview: Remember that not all parabolas will have x-intercepts. If this is the case you will get complex numbers for solutions. Find the y-intercept by setting x = 0 and solving for y. You will always have exactly one y-intercept when graphing parabolas. In both cases, make sure you write your intercepts as ordered pairs . Slide 6 Applications The position function is one application of quadratic functions. Recall: s(t) = -16t 2 + v t + s Example: #48 Note that in applications where you are asked to find either a maximum or minimum value, you just need to find the vertex. Example: #54...
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This note was uploaded on 01/12/2012 for the course MATH 1204 taught by Professor Duck during the Spring '08 term at NorthWest Arkansas Community College.
- Spring '08
- Real Numbers