## College Algebra (10th Edition)

RECALL: The graph of the quadratic function $f(x) = ax^2+bx+c$ is a parabola that opens: (i) upward when $a \gt 0$; or (ii) downward when $a \lt 0$ The given quadratic function has $a=2$, which is positive. Thus, the function's graph is a parabola that opens upward. Therefore, the given statement is true.