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2leBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
You look at the vertex. Are you at the calculus level or the algebra level?
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ganeshie8Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
see the sign of x^2 coeffecient
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kymberBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4
Algrebra II, year three in high school. It's the same as the vertex?
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ganeshie8Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
correct, vertex gives us max/min value. if x^2 coefficient is ve, its min if x^2 coefficient is +ve, its max
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ganeshie8Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
its the opposite actually. if x^2 coefficient is ve, its max if x^2 coefficient is +ve, its min
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2leBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
What @ganeshie8 said, that will tell you whether the parabola faces up or down. The point at the vertex will be a min or a max depending on that coefficient.
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ganeshie8Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
dw:1349465625929:dw
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ganeshie8Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
so we have minimum value there
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kymberBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4
So how do you find the value of it?
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ganeshie8Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
max/min value = f(b/2a)
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ganeshie8Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
actually it comes from the formula for vertex, vertex = (b/2a, f(b/2a))
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phiBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
for parabola f(x)= a x^2 + b x +c the x coordinate of the vertex is b/(2a)
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kymberBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4
Um, like this? dw:1349465829395:dw
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CliffSedgeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Given \[ax^2+bx+c=a(xh)^2+k\] The vertex is located at (h, k).
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ganeshie8Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
dw:1349465949629:dw
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ganeshie8Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
that gives the xcoordinate only, ycoordinate gives the max/min value.
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ganeshie8Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
coordinate is just a number i think
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kymberBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4
So how do I find the ycoordinate?
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ganeshie8Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
since you got, xcoordinate of vertex = b/2a = 5
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ganeshie8Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
put that x value = 5, in the quadratic, it gives u ycoordinate of vertex
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phiBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
notice in x^2 10x +25 b is 10 (negative 10) b/2a is +10/2*1= 10/2 = +5 use 5 for x in the equation to find the y value
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kymberBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4
I got it! Thanks guys \(\Large\ddot\smile\)
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ganeshie8Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
glad to hear friend :)
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phiBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
hopefully you got y=0 so the vertex is at (5,0) and the min value is 0
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ganeshie8Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
and hw do i get that
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kymberBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4
Yep, I got 0. the smiley is \large\ddot\smile :P
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ganeshie8Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
\( \large\ddot\smile \) ah latex is beautifyul :)
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CliffSedgeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Thanks, @kymber for teaching us something. \[\large \ddot \smile\] Awesome.
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kymberBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4
Hehe \(\huge\ddot\smile\)
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hartnnBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
yeah , kymber also taught me to draw heart ♥ \(\huge \color{red}{♥}\)
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kymberBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4
\(\Huge\color{pink}{❥}\) Sideways!
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ganeshie8Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
i thought only AccessDenied is the latex guru... we have so many experts over here hmm :)
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ganeshie8Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
but thats cheating... thats not latex, u using unicode i guess
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CliffSedgeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
You're blowing my mind, @kymber !
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kymberBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4
Lol yeah.. it's not a \(\LaTeX\) command. Just alt codes :
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ganeshie8Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
:) yea these things i can see also. but sometime back i tried to use crossed swords unicode, and it didnt show up in many browsers :( from then i stopped using unicode, not sure why only few unicode characters show up...
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ganeshie8Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
this one : http://www.fileformat.info/info/unicode/char/2694/index.htm see if u can get this here...
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ganeshie8Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
i see a box, what u see at ur end hmm
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kymberBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4
What browser are you guys using?
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hartnnBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
letme login through mozilla
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kymberBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4
Yeah. I switched to Chrome and it's a box. Use Mozilla! :P
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hartnnBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
what kind of black magic is this!
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CliffSedgeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Firefox is simply superior . .
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