A popular form of the quadratic function is:
y = ax2 + bx + c
What happens when a and c change? Don't fret if you're on your last sheet of graph paper. This article teaches how to look at the equation of the function to pinpoint any variations from the parent function, y = x2.
To test your knowledge, be sure to continue with the worksheet and the answers.
In each example, you are presented with the graphs of 2 quadratic functions.
Determine the difference between the graphs.
Differences to choose from:
A. Graph shifts up
B. Graph shifts down
C. Graph opens wider
D. Graph opens more narrow
E. Graph rotates 180 degrees
Note: Each example will have at least 2 differences.
Practice these 10 exercises to reinforce the concepts from the tutorial.
Check your answers.