Let's begin by exploring various graphs and equations. By studying the attributes of the examples and non-examples, you should be able to
identify graphs of quadratic function
identify equations of a quadratic function
define a quadratic function
describe the characteristics of a quadratic function
Based on the graphs above, DESCRIBE several characteristics of a quadratic function.
Characteristics:
Describe the difference between the examples and the non-examples of these equations:
Now try to define a quadratic function using both parts of this exploration:
The General Form of a Quadratic Equation is .
The graph of a quadratic equation is a parabola.
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