Week 16 : Application of Rational Equations

This week we learned about application of rational equations.

The key for this part :

First : Read the problem slowly and carefully what is being asked.
Second : Introduce a variable to represent an unknown number
Third : Write an equation the questions gave then solve
And the last one : Write anser in sentence with the unit (km/h,cm..)

Note : less than, up stream (-), greater than or added, down stream (+)

Let’s start with example to know more about it :

Example :

Myra takes 2 hours to plant 450 flower bulbs. Francis takes 3 hours to plant 525 flower bulbs. Working together, how long should it take them to plant 1500 bulbs?

Week 9 : Equivalent forms

This week we learned about equivalent forms.

So In short this chapter.

We learned 3 form to write quadratic function :

First one : General form : y=ax^2+bx+c

Second one : Standard form : y=a(x-q)^2+p

And the last one : Factored form : y=a(x-x1)(x-x2)

Cause factored form is new one we just learned so i will introduce little bit about it.

Let’s start with example :

And beside how can we change from the general from to factored or standard from. I will show you right now.

Week 8 : Properties of Quadratic Functions

This week we started with new lesson : Graphing Quadraction Functions about the determine the value of vertex, formula, what the graph looks like and how to draw the parabola.

So let’s start the things I studies in this week :

y=ax^2+bx+c : It is general form of quadratic
With a (coefficent) it will helps us know the graph will be big or small.

Also, we can know : If quadratic positive y=x^2 , the parabola will be go up (+) and contrast if quadratic negative y=-x^2 , the parabola will go down.

It will be like this in graphing:

Vertex : highest and lowest point (-1,4)

Axis of Symmetry : which the parabola is symmetric (-1) of above picture

x-intercepts : zero of function or we can determine it by Quadractic Formula

y-intercepts : it depends on c

Maximum point : when the graph opens down Because the intersection point between x and y is at the top

Minimum point : when the graph opens up so the intersection point between x and y is at the bottom

Pattern of Parent Function :

y=x^2 it will show stretch / compress : 1,3,5,7,9..

But if y=2x^2 the stretch / compress : 2,4,6,10..

Domain : the value of x and the complete set of possible values of the independent variable, make sure it is real number.

Range : the value of y

(x-p)^2 : depends on the value of p, It will move to right or left

Let’s star with example :

(x+7)^2 : when p is positive the vertex move to left
(x-7)^2 : when p is negative the verter move to right