Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Quadratic (x-intercepts)

Today we finished talking about quadratics, specifically about how they move, and how to find the equation using two points from a graph. If you were not in class you definitely need to get some notes from someone, but you can check out the examples on pages 131-134. We focused on finding the x-intercepts and solving for "a" in the equation f(x)= a (x-h)^2 + k.

Let me know if you are still confused (when you post your comment) and I will post some examples tonight.

Have a great week!

Coming up:
- HW pg. 135 #'s 36-42 even, 78, 79, and find the x-intercepts from last nights homework (14-24)
- Tomorrow we will look at using Matricies to solve quadratics

Posting for Points:
From the standard equation of a quadratic, what do h and k tell you?


Ethan L said...

the h and k are the x,y coordinates for the vertex of the parabola

Alex B said...

x and y coordinates of vertex

Anna B said...

x and y coordinates

Anna B said...

of vertex.