1) Using the quadratic equation x2 - 3x + 2 = 0, perform the following tasks:
a) Solve by factoring.
b) Solve by completing the square.
c) Solve by using the quadratic formula.
2) For the function y = x2 - 6x + 8, perform the following tasks:
a) Put the function in the form y = a(x - h)2 + k.
b) What is the line of symmetry?
d) In your own words, describe how this graph compares the graph of y = x2?
3) Suppose you throw a baseball straight up at a velocity of 32 feet per second. A function can be created by expressing distance above the ground, s, as a function of time, t. This function is s = -16t2 + v0t + s0
? 16 represents ½g, the gravitational pull due to gravity (measured in feet per second 2).
? v0 is the initial velocity (how hard do you throw the object, measured in feet per second).
? s0 is the initial distance above ground (in feet). If you are standing on the ground, then s0 = 0.
a) What is the function that describes this problem?
b) The ball will be how high above the ground after 1 second?
c) How long will it take to hit the ground?
d) What is the maximum height of the ball?
4) Amanda has 400 feet of lumber to frame a rectangular patio (the perimeter of a rectangle is 2 times length plus 2 times width). She wants to maximize the area of her patio (area of a rectangle is length times width). What should the dimensions of the patio be?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 9, 2019, 5:49 pm ad1c9bdddf
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