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The value r2 is called the coecient of determination

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Unformatted text preview: = 0. For 2x2 + x − 3 < 0, we 3 need the intervals which we have a (−). Checking the sign diagram, we see this is − 2 , 1 . We know 2x2 + x − 3 = 0 when x = − 3 and x = 1, so or final answer is − 3 , 1 . To check our 2 2 solution graphically, we refer to the original inequality, 2x2 ≤ 3 − x. We let g (x) = 2x2 and h(x) = 3 − x. We are looking for the x values where the graph of g is below that of h (the solution to g (x) < h(x)) as well as the two graphs intersect (the solutions to g (x) = h(x).) The graphs of g and h are given on the right with the sign chart on the left. 2 We have to choose something in each interval. If you don’t like our choices, please feel free to choose different numbers. You’ll get the same sign chart. 162 Linear and Quadratic Functions y 7 6 5 (+) 0 (−) 0 (+) 3 −2 −2 4 1 0 3 2 2 −2 −1 1 2 x 2. Once again, we re-write x2 > 2x + 1 as x2 − 2x − 1 > 0 and we identify f (x) = x2 − 2x − 1. When we go to find the zeros of f , we find, to...
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