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Quadratic Function. Find the axis of symmetry and vertices: f(x) = 2x 2 – 5x + 1 g(x) = x 2 + 2√3x + 3 h (x ) = -3x 2 + 5x – 3 How many real roots does each function have? Can you factor the above equations?. Quadratic Function.

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Find the axis of symmetry and vertices:

f(x) = 2x2 – 5x + 1

g(x) = x2 + 2√3x + 3

h(x) = -3x2 + 5x – 3

How many real roots does each function have?

Can you factor the above equations?

Many times we can not factor the quadratic function, either because it does not have integers for roots, or because it does not even have real roots. In those cases, we use the quadratic formula

The a, b and c are from the standard form of the quadratic equation:

y = ax2 + bx + c

The quadratic formula may be used to factor any quadratic function. The roots are:

The discriminant is the number under the square root sign. The discriminant is:

The discriminant determines how many real roots the quadratic function has.

2 real roots

What are the # & type of roots if:

If the discriminant is positive?

If the discriminant is negative?

If the discriminant is zero?

2 imaginary roots

1 real root duplicity 2

Let f(x) = 2x2 – 5x + 1

What is the value of the discriminant?

How many and type of roots does f(x) have?

Calculate the zeros of f(x) using the quadratic equation:

2 real roots

Let g(x) = -3x2 + 5x – 3

What is the value of the discriminant?

How many and type of roots does g(x) have?

Calculate the zeros of g(x) using the quadratic equation:

2 imaginary roots

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