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Let f(x) be a quadratic function. If \(x^2  4x + 6 ≤ f(x) ≤ 2x^2  8x +10\) for all real numbers x, and f(12) = 182, find f(17).
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Let f(x) be a quadratic function. If \(x^2  4x + 6 ≤ f(x) ≤ 2x^2  8x +10\) for all real numbers x, and f(12) = 182, find f(17).
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TuringTestBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
my first thought is to try factoring and see if that takes us somewhere
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CalcmathleteBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Aren't they both unfactorable?
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TuringTestBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I guess, I'm just brainstorming (and multitasking)
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TuringTestBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
changing the second into 2(x^24x+5) may shed some light is thought #2
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TuringTestBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
let's see\[f(12)=102\le182\le202\]
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TuringTestBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I think I need to stop multitasking to do this
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CalcmathleteBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
\[227 ≤ f(17) ≤ 462\]
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TuringTestBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I have a strong feeling that @asnaseer is going to save us
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asnaseerBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3
could we make use of the fact that if the LHS=RHS then that fixes f(x)?
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asnaseerBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3
i.e.\[x^24x+6=2x^28x+10\]f we solve this we get:\[(x2)^2=0\implies x=2\]
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asnaseerBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3
so at x=2 both the LHS (left hand side) and RHS (right hand side) are equal
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CalcmathleteBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
That would make f(2) = 2?
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CalcmathleteBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
When you plug it back in anyway...
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asnaseerBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3
and if we define f(x) as:\[f(x)=ax^2+bx+c\]then maybe we can form 3 equations and solve for a, b and c
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asnaseerBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3
we have two equations so far
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asnaseerBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3
maybe make use of f(0)?
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asnaseerBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3
which gives us:\[6\le c\le 10\]
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maheshmeghwal9Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
\[x^2  4x + 6 ≤ (ax^2+bx+c)≤ 2x^2  8x +10\] \[\color{blue}{a(12)^2+b(12)+c}=182=\color{blue}{144a+12b+c.}\] \[\color{red}{a(17)^2+b(17)+c=?}\]\[6 \le c \le 10.\]
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CalcmathleteBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I just looked up how they did it...it's very strange, and I'm having a bit of trouble understanding a part of it...do you want me to post it or would you like to try figuring the rest out?
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asnaseerBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3
f(1) is also interesting, it gives us:\[3\le a+b+c\le4\]
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asnaseerBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3
what do you mean by /strange/?
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asnaseerBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3
is there a particular approach that is used?
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CalcmathleteBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Well, the way they did it is a lot simpler and way different from this way...they completed the square...
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asnaseerBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3
hmmm... let me think over that approach...
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maheshmeghwal9Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Becoz we all are doing this type of question first time. & they had done it already. I really appreciate @asnaseer 's work:D
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slaaibakBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
all three equations have a turning point (minimum) at x=2. so you could use that.
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asnaseerBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3
I can't /see/ how completing the square helps. but I wonder if we can make use of my last result for f(1) to get 3 possible equations to solve.\[144a+12b+c=182\tag{1}\]\[4a+2b+c=2\tag{2}\]and then either:\[a+b+c=3\tag{3a}\]or:\[a+b+c=4\tag{3b}\]
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SpacelimbusBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Does it become a geometric question when they complete the square? dw:1343584198825:dw
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CalcmathleteBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
They said that once you complete the square, you find that f(x) must have the same vertex as the other two equations and that you just have to solve for a.
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SpacelimbusBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
just thinking out loud, thought they might subtract squares then.
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SpacelimbusBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
hmm no, that's not what I thought then.
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CalcmathleteBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I don't unserstand how they MUST have the same vertex though...
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asnaseerBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3
interesting observation @slaaibak  maybe we can use that to get the 3rd equation?
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asnaseerBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3
yes @Calcmathlete that ties up with @slaaibak's observation
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slaaibakBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
if we use f(x) = a(xb)^2 + k, we can solve. because we have b:2 and k can be found by f(2) = k so it's pretty easy from here
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maheshmeghwal9Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
ya so they all have same vertex. as @Calcmathlete 's.............. said:D
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CalcmathleteBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Thin is, I don't understand how they MUST all have the same vertex. Is it because of how the parabolas work when graphed?
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asnaseerBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3
the LHS and RHS have the same vertex which fixes the vertex of the middle one
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maheshmeghwal9Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
no becoz they all have same minimum value at x=2
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maheshmeghwal9Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
thus they all have same vertex
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slaaibakBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
both have the same turning point. therefore, f(x) can't be decreasing if the other two functions are increasing, because f(2) are the same for all the equations. therefore all of them have a minimum at 2
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maheshmeghwal9Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
dw:1343584535907:dw
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maheshmeghwal9Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
3 functions quadratic......
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asnaseerBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3
very similar to the fact that x=2 gives the same value for LHS and RHS which fixes the value of f(2)
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CalcmathleteBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Alright. That's really why i didn't understand. I guess since the opposite ends of the compound inequality have the same vertex, it is justified. From there it is easy I guess. \[f(12) = a(x  2)^2 + 2 \implies a = 1.8\]Then we can just plug in 17? \[f(17) = 1.8(225) + 2 = 405 Is that right?
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slaaibakBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
f(2) = 2 f(x) = a(x2)^2 + k b=2 due to minimum so f(2) = a(22)^2 + k = 2 therefore k = 2 now f(12) = 182 so 182 = a(122)^2 + 2 182 = 100a + 2 100a = 180 a = 1.8
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CalcmathleteBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Alright. Thank you! I wish I could give multiple medals...
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asnaseerBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3
yw :) and yes, I wish we had Olympicstyle medals  Gold/Silver/Bronze :)
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asnaseerBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3
but then we would have to drug test everyone to make sure they were not cheating! :D
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maheshmeghwal9Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Graphs must be there.
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