What is the vertex for the function? (You will want to find the axis of symmetry first.) Write as an ordered pair, leaving no spaces, such as (1,-4).
y = -3x2 + 6x

- UmarsBack

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- UmarsBack

im so dumb omg

- anonymous

use the square to convert to a vertex form ,y=a(x-h)^2+k

- nincompoop

I guess we're not making sense, @UmarsBack

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- UmarsBack

you really arent :c idk what im suppsoed to do.

- anonymous

its like : ax^2+bx+c
the vertex is on the axis of symmetry: -b/2a
when x= -b/2a we find y
in this case -3x^2 +6x +0 gives us: a=-3 b=6
so when x=1; we get y= -3+6

- UmarsBack

So what i gotta do? sorry for my stupidity.

- nincompoop

okay let us do some reading ..

- nincompoop

http://finedrafts.com/files/math/precal/Larson%20PreCal%208th/Larson%20Precal%20CH2.pdf

- anonymous

x=-b/2a
in this case -3x^2 +6x +0 gives us: a=-3 b=6
Which mean x=-6/-6= +1 !
y=-3+6= 3
Vertex = (1,3)
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- UmarsBack

Im completely clueless guys.

- nincompoop

can you read pp 126-131?

- nincompoop

I just want you to be acquainted with the terms and definitions

- UmarsBack

Yes im reading right now. again, sorry for my stupidity.

- UmarsBack

@nincompoop im doneee

- nincompoop

so what did you learn?

- nincompoop

eyad's information should make sense by now...

- UmarsBack

Quadratic function = f(x) = ax^2 + bx + c

- nincompoop

yes, that is the format of your equation at the moment. now, to help you identify the vertex of the parabola (graph of quadratic) you need to covert it into standard form of quadratic function

- nincompoop

your vertex then is going to be the h and k

- nincompoop

there are a few things you need to be good at like completing the square and factoring so you can solve this even mentally

- nincompoop

do you know how to complete the square yet?

- UmarsBack

wheres the h and k? and no :c

- nincompoop

hehe this is going to be tough… so even eyad's info doesn't make sense right now?

- UmarsBack

Im tryna understand >_<

- UmarsBack

should i go to khan academy?

- nincompoop

you can, but it's in the textbook and eyad pretty much gave the answer already

- UmarsBack

you know i hate reading lmfao. i read the text book tho. im brain dead right now.

- nincompoop

okay let us try this the long way so you understand the whole concept
quadratic function f(x) = ax^2 + bx + c; f(x) is the same as "y"
so this is what you have:
y = -3x2 + 6x; this is the same as y = -3x2 + 6x + 0 (the equation you were given has + 0 omitted)
this means that:
a = -3
b = 6
c = 0
I need to know that you read and fully grasp this part

- UmarsBack

Omfg i understand it way more now.

- nincompoop

good, now recall the figures in the text book about vertex? I attached it so you can recall them

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- UmarsBack

Yea i recall them

- nincompoop

good! we are making a progress here.
keep in mind about vertex being either the lowest point or the highest point
lowest point if a>0, which means the parabola opens upward
highest point if a<0, which means the parabola opens downward
the reason I want you to keep this in mind because the terms minimum and maximum give you the same definition in terms of the value of a
recall your equation:y = -3x2 + 6x
does this mean that your parabola opens upward or downward?

- UmarsBack

The parabola opens upwards?

- nincompoop

I want you to be certain of your answer. Only when you are confident that we are able to move on…

- nincompoop

I made the figure bigger so you won't miss any detail

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- anonymous

y=-3x^2+6x
y=ax^2+bx
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- UmarsBack

Its downward. right?

- nincompoop

with your equation
y = -3x2 + 6x
I mentioned this:
a = -3
b = 6
c = 0
and I also mentioned this:
lowest point if a>0, which means the parabola opens upward
highest point if a<0, which means the parabola opens downward
ask yourself this question:
is the value of a less than or greater than zero?
greater than zero gives you an upward parabola
less than zero gives you a downward parabola

- UmarsBack

Its upward, because the value is greater than 0

- anonymous

Btw @nincompoop ,After you finish you may Compile all your comments and post it in a one post ,IT would be a good tutorial Including the example .

- nincompoop

awesome! now you seem more confident.
now, let us move on understanding the standard form of a quadratic function
I attached some information for you to re-read (since you said you read it earlier)

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- nincompoop

keep in mind that the values of your a, b, and c have not changed. they are still
a = -3
b = 6
c = 0

- UmarsBack

Okay im still with you.

- UmarsBack

Okay continue. youre the teacher here.

- UmarsBack

...

- nincompoop

now, we need to try to re-arrange your
y = -3x^2 + 6x
into the standard form of quadratic function, we can achieve it by completing the square, which for now will look like:
factor 3 out of x-terms
\[y=−3(x^2-2x)+0\]
I included the value of c for the purpose of showing you what it would look like, but since our c is zero we can ignore it.
do you know how to proceed or know how to complete the square?

- UmarsBack

I dont know how to complete the square :c

- nincompoop

it is now the time to learn
one way is to
divide the value of b by 2, and then square it
but things could get more complicated than that
so you will need to read and familiarize yourself
http://www.mathsisfun.com/algebra/completing-square.html
or this
http://www.purplemath.com/modules/sqrquad.htm

- UmarsBack

6/2= 3
2(3) ? like that?

- nincompoop

yes,
remember that you have to square it after you divide it by 2

- nincompoop

so
\[\left( \frac{ b }{ 2 } \right)^2\]
\[\left( \frac{ 6 }{ 2 } \right)^2=3^2=?\]

- UmarsBack

It equals the same thing right? 6?

- nincompoop

\[3^2=3\times3=?\]
to square is to multiply the multiplicand by itself twice

- nincompoop

so your multiplier is also 3

- UmarsBack

ohh 9.

- nincompoop

did you read the contents of the links regarding completing the square I provided earlier?

- UmarsBack

Not yet. let me read it now.

- nincompoop

okay are you done?

- UmarsBack

Yes, i think.

- UmarsBack

x2 + bx + (b/2)2 = (x+b/2)2 < thats how you complete the square?

- nincompoop

so this is where we left off:
\[y=−3(x^2−2x)+0\]
we need to complete the square of what is in the parenthesis
our b is -2
\[\left( \frac{ -2 }{ 2 } \right)^2=-1^2=?\]

- nincompoop

WAKE UP!!! 1 multiplied by itself is 1
this is what we will yield:
\[y=-3(x^2-2x+1-1)\]
After adding and subtracting 1 within the parentheses, you must now regroup the terms to form a perfect square trinomial. The -1 can be removed from inside the parentheses; however, because of the -3 outside of the parentheses, you must multiply -1 by -3
this is what it would look like:
\[y=-3(x^2-2x+1)-3(-1)\]
-3(-1) = 3
if you are still with me, we just solved the value of k
this confirms one of @eyad's solution earlier k being 3
next step is to factor what is in the parenthesis
\[(x^2-2x+1) \]
turns into:
\[(x-1)^2\]

- nincompoop

can you guess the value of h?

- UmarsBack

1

- nincompoop

that is super awesome!
our re-written quadratic function form looks like this:
\[y=-3(x^2-1)^2+3\]
\[y=a(x^2-h)^2+k, where: a \neq0\]
vertex:
(h,k)
(-(-1), 3)
or
(1,3)

- nincompoop

does this look like eyad's answer?

- UmarsBack

Hahaha wo i cant believe i understand this now. it looks like eyads answer. thanks alot nin omfg.

- anonymous

Yw :)

- nincompoop

btw a few notes to consider:
\[-1^2 = -(1)^2=-1\]
earlier, I should have typed
\[(-1)^2=1\]
\[-1\times-1=1\]
negative multiplied by a negative yields a positive

- anonymous

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