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quadratic function
A function characterized by a second-degree polynomial equation useful in
Parabola
the graph of a quadratic function
f(x) = ax^2 + bx + c
standard form of a quadratic function
Equal Differences Method
Table of Values - used to identify quadratic functions.
Axis of Symmetry Formula
x= -b/2a
Axis of Symmetry
divides the parabola into mirror images and passes through the vertex
Vertex
point of intersection of the A.O.S and the parabola.
Parent Quadratic function
f(x)=x^2
f(x) = a(x-h)^2 + k
vertex form for a quadratic function
a>0
minimum value
a<0
maximum value
Quadraric equation
an equation of the form ax^2 + bx + c = 0, where a,b,c are real numbers and a is not equal to 0.
extracting form
x^2 = c
Completing the squares
x^2 + bx = c
Factoring
ax^2 + bx + c = 0
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