# unique quadratic equation in the form y = ax^2 + bx + c

by Brittni Rivera
(Greeley, CO)

quadratic equation opens in the same direction and shares one of the x-intercepts

• in the form y = ax^2 + bx + c

• that opens the same direction

• and shares one of the x-intercepts of the graph of y = x^2 + 4x - 12.

B) Determine the following

• Explain whether the graph has a maximum or minimum point.

• Find the vertex and x-intercepts of the graph.

C) Use complete sentences and show all work to receive full credit.

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 Apr 06, 2014 quadratic equation opens in the same direction and shares one of the x-intercepts by: Staff Answer Part I A) Create your own unique quadratic equation • in the form y = ax² + bx + c • that opens the same direction • and shares one of the x-intercepts of the graph of y = x² + 4x - 12. a graph of the equation y = x² + 4x - 12 is shown below y = x² + 4x - 12 is the equation for a parabola ---------------------------------------------

 Apr 06, 2014 quadratic equation opens in the same direction and shares one of the x-intercepts by: Staff --------------------------------------------- Part II to convert the equation for a parabola to a quadratic equation, set y = 0 0 = x² + 4x - 12 x² + 4x - 12 = 0 x² + 4x - 12 = 0 is a quadratic equation of the form: ax² + bx + c = 0 Standard Format of quadratic equation: The x-intercepts can be found by solving for x. Finding the value of x (the x-intercepts) can be determined by factoring the quadratic equation, using the quadratic formula, completing the square, graphing, or using the Indian method. We are going to compare two methods: (1) graphing, and (2) factoring. (1) graphing Since we already have a graph of the quadratic function (y = x² + 4x - 12), we can just read the x-intercepts off the graph: x-intercepts = {-6, 2} (2) factoring x² + 4x - 12 = 0 (x + 6)(x - 2) = 0 x + 6 = 0 x + 6 - 6 = 0 - 6 x + 0 = 0 - 6 x = - 6 x - 2 = 0 x - 2 + 2 = 0 + 2 x + 0 = 0 + 2 x = 2 x-intercepts = {-6, 2} ---------------------------------------------

 Apr 06, 2014 quadratic equation opens in the same direction and shares one of the x-intercepts by: Staff --------------------------------------------- Part III Both the results obtained by graphing and the results obtained by factoring are the same. The NEW EQUATION We know what the factored form of the original equation is. y = x² + 4x - 12 = (x + 6)(x - 2) The factored form shows the two intercepts. (x + 6) = x-intercept of -6 (x - 2) = x-intercept of 2 x-intercepts = {-6, 2} Changing ONE of the constants in the factored form will create a unique equation which opens in the same direction as the original equation and shares one of the same x-intercepts. change the + 6 to another number (x + 6) OR (Do not change both numbers. Change only one of the numbers.) change the - 2 to another number (x - 2) ---------------------------------------------

 Apr 06, 2014 quadratic equation opens in the same direction and shares one of the x-intercepts by: Staff --------------------------------------------- Part IV As an example, I'm going to change the - 2 to + 10 The factored form of the new equation is: y = (x + 6)(x + 10) When the factored form of the new equation is expanded, the general form of the new equation is: y = x² + 16x + 60 ---------------------------------------------

 Apr 06, 2014 quadratic equation opens in the same direction and shares one of the x-intercepts by: Staff --------------------------------------------- Part V When both the original equation and the new equation are plotted on the same set of coordinates, it is obvious that both open upward and both share the x-intercept: x = -6. ---------------------------------------------

 Apr 06, 2014 quadratic equation opens in the same direction and shares one of the x-intercepts by: Staff --------------------------------------------- Part VI B) Determine the following • Explain whether the graph has a maximum or minimum point. • Find the vertex and x-intercepts of the graph. the original equation y = x² + 4x - 12 = (x + 6)(x - 2) x-intercepts The factored form shows the two intercepts. (x + 6) = x-intercept of -6 (x - 2) = x-intercept of 2 x-intercepts = {-6, 2} vertex the x coordinate of the vertex is given by the formula: x = -b/2a b = 4 a = 1 x = -4/(2*1) x = -2 the y coordinate of the vertex can be computed by inserting -2 for x in the quadratic function: y = x² + 4x - 12 y = (-2)² + 4*(-2) - 12 y = 4 - 8 - 12 y = - 16 the coordinates of the vertex are: vertex = (-2, -16) The vertex of this parabola is a minimum point. There is no maximum point. ---------------------------------------------

 Apr 06, 2014 quadratic equation opens in the same direction and shares one of the x-intercepts by: Staff --------------------------------------------- Part VII the new equation y = x² + 16x + 60 = (x + 6)(x + 10) x-intercepts The factored form shows the two intercepts. (x + 6) = x-intercept of -6 (x + 10) = x-intercept of -10 x-intercepts = {-10, -6} vertex the x coordinate of the vertex is given by the formula: x = -b/2a b = 16 a = 1 x = -16/(2*1) x = -8 the y coordinate of the vertex can be computed by inserting -8 for x in the quadratic function: y = x² + 16x + 60 y = (-8)² + 16*(-8) + 60 y = 64 - 128 + 60 y = - 4 the coordinates of the vertex are: vertex = (-8, -4) The vertex of this parabola is a minimum point. There is no maximum point. Thanks for writing. Staff www.solving-math-problems.com