Functions Modeling Change: A Preparation for Calculus, 5th Edition

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ISBN 10: 1118583191
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Chapter 3 - Quadratic Functions - Exercises for Skills for Completing the Square - Page 138: 21


$$ (\frac{7}{4},-\frac{25}{8})$$

Work Step by Step

Completing the square in order to write the equation in the form $a(x-h)^2+k$, we find: $$2\left(x^2-\frac{7x}{2}+\frac{3}{2}+\left(-\frac{7}{4}\right)^2-\left(-\frac{7}{4}\right)^2\right) \\ 2\left(\left(x-\frac{7}{4}\right)^2+\frac{3}{2}-\left(-\frac{7}{4}\right)^2\right) \\ 2\left(x-\frac{7}{4}\right)^2-\frac{25}{8}$$ The vertex is $(h,k)$, so we see that the vertex is: $$ (\frac{7}{4},-\frac{25}{8})$$
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