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Real-life Applications of Quadratic Equations

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Using the Library, web resources, and/or other materials, find a real-life application of a quadratic function. State the application, give the equation of the quadratic function, and state what the x and y in the application represent. Choose at least two values of x to input into your function and find the corresponding y for each. State, in words, what each x and y means in terms of your real-life application.

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One example of the quadratic equation is calculating kinetic energy.

Kinetic energy is given by y = (1/2)mx^2

where m = mass of the object, x = velocity of the object and y represnts the kinetic energy.

We can use ...

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