Intermediate Algebra (6th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321785045
ISBN 13: 978-0-32178-504-6

Chapter 5 - Section 5.3 - Polynomials and Polynomial Functions - Exercise Set: 92


Graph C

Work Step by Step

We are given the function $F(x)=-2x^{2}-6x+2$. The degree of this polynomial is 2, so the function will have the shape of a parabola (like the functions shown in graphs A and C). However, the coefficient on x^{2} is negative $(-2\lt0)$, so the parabola will open downward. Therefore, this function matches graph C.
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