Algebra 2 4-1 Independent Practice: Quadratic Functions and Transformations

by Matthew Richardson

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Graphing: Sketch a graph of the function on the canvas. Include relevant graph details.

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Analysis: Determine whether the function has a maximum or a minimum value. First complete without using graphing, but you may check your response on the embedded Desmos calculator.

maximum (downward-opening parabola)

minimum (upward-opening parabola)

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Conversion: Rewrite the equation in vertex form.

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Reasoning: Is the equation a quadratic function? Explain.

Yes; Since (x -4) is squared, the function is a quadratic.

No; Since (x - 4) squared is multiplied by 0, the function is reduced to y = 3. It is linear, not quadratic.

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Compare and Contrast: Describe the differences between the graphs of these functions.

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Reflection: Math Success

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