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Identifying Characteristics of Quadratic Functions

Identifying Characteristics of Quadratic Functions 1.7 - Solution

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Let's begin by finding the vertex of the parabola, which is on the axis of symmetry and is the highest or lowest of the curve.

The parabola opens upward, and therefore its vertex is the minimum point. We see that the vertex is Let's now find the axis of symmetry, which is the vertical line through the vertex that divides the parabola into congruent halves.

The equation of the axis of symmetry is Finally, we will find the intercept, knowing that it is the point where the graph intercepts the axis.

As we can see, the intercept is located at