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Can anyone explain how to solve this problem? If you would like any graphic design work or video editing in exchange for a lesson I am a graphic designer. Skype: mrpfister229
Suppose a parabola has vertex (–4, 7) and also passes through the point (–3, 8). Write the equation of the parabola in vertex form
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Can anyone explain how to solve this problem? If you would like any graphic design work or video editing in exchange for a lesson I am a graphic designer. Skype: mrpfister229 Suppose a parabola has vertex (–4, 7) and also passes through the point (–3, 8). Write the equation of the parabola in vertex form
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This is the question if the that format threw you off  Suppose a parabola has vertex (–4, 7) and also passes through the point (–3, 8). Write the equation of the parabola in vertex form
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do you know what the vertex form for a parabola looks like?
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y = a(xh)^2 +k
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asnaseer Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3
good  now in this form (h, k) represent the coordinates of the vertex
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If I click best response does it say I understand now? or is t just best response so far
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asnaseer Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3
and you have been given those in the question
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(its just best response so far)
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(you would click on Close to close the question once you are satisfied with any answer)
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oh ok, so are you explaining to me how to do this problem itself or just a over view of this concept?
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I am trying to /guide/ you to the solution :)
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alright awesome :)
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so your first step is to identify what values to substitute for h and k. can you tell me what they should be?
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So the Vertex is: (4,7) and a point it passes through is (3,8)
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So h is 4
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and k is 7?
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correct  well done! now next step is to substitute those values into the equation.
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y = a(x+4)^2 +7 (I changed the 4 to a positive, would that be correct since it was already a negative?)
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perfect! now notice that you just have one unknown left  the variable 'a'
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So solve for a? :/ or would I somehow sub in either the 3 or 8?
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you are thinking along the right lines  substitute the values for x and y that are given to you (3, 8) into the equation and use that to find 'a'
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or would I sub that in for x,y? to solve for a
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have you solved for 'a' yet?
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using PEMDAS
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bingo! so what is your final equation?
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Im kinda confuesed now haha :/ do plug in 1 for a in this equation? 8=1(3+4)^2+7
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you need to plugin a=1 into this equation:\[y=a(x+4)^2+7\]
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So y = (x + 4)^2 + 7
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the one you just gave was using the fact that it passes through the point (3, 8), so you had substituted x=3 and y=8 to solve for a.
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yes  that is the correct final answer. well done again :)
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What did you mean by this? the one you just gave was using the fact that it passes through the point (3, 8), so you had substituted x=3 and y=8 to solve for a.
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up there when you said: Im kinda confuesed now haha :/ do plug in 1 for a in this equation? 8=1(3+4)^2+7
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and thank you so much for your help! :)
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yh :D (you're helpful) lol
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my pleasure :D
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Can I give you any ratings?
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stars? feedback? cause you deserve it
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this site is using the concept of SmartScore. So as you ask and help out with other peoples questions, your smartscore goes up. It's actual calculation is a mystery but it basically depends on how helpful you are on this site, how much you engage with other users, etc.
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and thank YOU for your kind comments  it is always a pleasure to teach someone who really appreciates "learning".
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Oh no problem :) and I bet you developed the formula for the calculations :P "Ask a question: Can anyone develop a top secret and mysterious formula for this site? We're are going to need a genius!!! lol
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lol! No it wasn't me  the Admins of this site take care of that aspect.
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