Precalculus (10th Edition)

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Chapter 3 - Linear and Quadratic Functions - 3.3 Quadratic Functions and Their Properties - 3.3 Assess Your Understanding: 5

Answer

parabola

Work Step by Step

The graph of the quadratic function $y = ax^2 + bx + c$ is a parabola (U-shaped). The parabola opens upwards with the "a" is positive (minimum value) while the parabola opens downwards when the "a" is negative (maximum value).
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