Got Homework?
Connect with other students for help. It's a free community.
Here's the question you clicked on:
 0 viewing
explain how the sign of a in the equation y=a(xh)2+k tells you whether the parabola has a minimum or maximum value
 one year ago
 one year ago
explain how the sign of a in the equation y=a(xh)2+k tells you whether the parabola has a minimum or maximum value
 one year ago
 one year ago

This Question is Closed

ChmEBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
If a is negative the parabola has a minimum because it curves down. If a is positive is curves up so it has a minimum. Do you need more description than that?
 one year ago

jacobDBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
yes please what the question was asking is how does "a" distinguish whether it positive or negative
 one year ago

ChmEBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
If "a" is negative the parabola has a minimum because it curves down. If "a" is positive the parabola curves up so it has a minimum.
 one year ago
See more questions >>>
Your question is ready. Sign up for free to start getting answers.
spraguer
(Moderator)
5
→ View Detailed Profile
is replying to Can someone tell me what button the professor is hitting...
23
 Teamwork 19 Teammate
 Problem Solving 19 Hero
 Engagement 19 Mad Hatter
 You have blocked this person.
 ✔ You're a fan Checking fan status...
Thanks for being so helpful in mathematics. If you are getting quality help, make sure you spread the word about OpenStudy.