Presentation on theme: "Quadratic Equations Algebra I. Vocabulary Solutions – Called roots, zeros or x intercepts. The point(s) where the parabola crosses the x axis. Minimum."— Presentation transcript:
Solutions – Called roots, zeros or x intercepts. The point(s) where the parabola crosses the x axis. Minimum – The lowest point of the parabola on the y axis (on the calculator, when the y value is the lowest). Maximum – The highest point of the parabola on the y axis (on the calculator, when the y value is the highest).
Vocabulary Number of roots – Can have one, two or no roots. Vertex – The minimum or maximum point. Positive Parabola – Going up. Negative Parabola – Going down.
Vocabulary Axis of Symmetry – Directly down the middle of the parabola. The only point in the middle of the parabola is the vertex. Each point on the parabola that is on one side of the axis of symmetry has a corresponding point on the other side of the axis of symmetry.
Axis of Symmetry Axis of symmetry equation – finding the x value. x = Ex) y = -3x² – 6x + 4 a = -3 b = -6 c = 4
Axis of Symmetry Axis of symmetry equation – finding the x value. Ex) y = -3x² – 6x + 4 a = -3 x = -(-6)/2(-3) b = -6 x = -1 c = 4
Axis of Symmetry Find the y value by substituting the x value into the equation and solve for y. Ex) y = -3x² – 6x + 4 x = -1 y = -3(-1)²- 6(-1) + 4 y = 7 Vertex (-1, 7)
Axis of Symmetry Calculator – Enter the equation into the y= function on the calculator – Look at the graph to determine a positive or negative parabola – Go to 2 nd graph to see the table Scroll up and down to find where the y values start to repeat, there will be one point that doesn’t repeat, this is the vertex. The number in the x column is the x value and the corresponding number in the y column is the y value.
Roots x²- x + 4 = 0 Prime, can’t factor No x intercept – no roots (see this when you graph) – always check the graph, some are prime, but still cross the x axis.
Roots n²+ 6n + 7 = 0 Prime – can’t factor, but it does cross the x axis. Sometimes we estimate the roots. One root is between -5 and -4, the other root is between -2 and -1. These are rational roots.