Week 9 – Precalc 11

This week in precalc 11 we learned about equivalent forms of a quadratic function. This just means finding different ways or representing a quadratic function to find more information about it. So we basically have

1.) Standard (Vertex) Form: y = a {( x - p)} ^2 + q 

We can find the vertex

2.) General Form: y = ax^2 + bx + c

You can find the Y-intercepts

3.) Factored Form: y = a ( x – x1 ) (x – y2 )

You can find the X-intercepts

We also learned how parent functions transform . Here we have the vertex form y = a {(x - p)}^2 + q

The a in the equation will tell us if the parabola opens down or up, and if there’s a stretch or a compression. the p will tell us if there’s a horizontal translation and the q will tell us if there’s a vertical translation.

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