Precalculus (6th Edition) Blitzer

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Chapter 2 - Section 2.2 - Quadratic Functions - Exercise Set - Page 333: 92


The statement does not make sense. The correct statement should be, “A baseball thrown vertically upward follows a straight-line path.”

Work Step by Step

When a ball is thrown in a vertically upward direction, it traces back the same path toward the downward direction or it falls back in the same position. The path of the graph is a vertically straight line. Therefore, the graph is not a parabola. Hence, the provided statement does not make sense.
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