Parabola :sample question

First Part

What is the discriminant? Explain what information the discriminant gives us and why this information is important. What does the discriminant tell us about the graph of a quadratic equation?

Second Part

What is a parabola and where does it come from? What important information is given by the vertex of a parabola? How do we determine if a parabola has a maximum or a minimum value?

Solution Summary

Discriminants and Parabolas are defined and exemplified.