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1) Solve the following by factoring:
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b)
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2) If , find
a) f(2)
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b) f(1)
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3) Solve 6x2 + 3x – 18 = 0 using the quadratic formula.
Read the information in the assignment list to learn more about how to type math symbols, such as the square root.
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4) Use the graph of y = x2 + 4x  5 to answer the following:
a) Without solving the equation or factoring, determine the solution(s) to the equation, , using only the graph.
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Explain how you obtained your answer(s) by looking at the graph:
b) Does this function have a maximum or a minimum?
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Explain how you obtained your answer by looking at the graph:
c) What are the coordinates of the vertex in (x, y) form?
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d) What is the equation of the line of symmetry for this graph?
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5)
a) Calculate the value of the discriminant of .
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b) By examining the sign of the discriminant in part a, how many xintercepts would the graph of have? Why?
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6) a) Find the corresponding y values for x = 4, 3, 2, 1, 0, 1, 2 if .
Answer (fill in y column)
x y
 4
 3
 2
 1
0
1
2
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b) Use Microsoft Excel to plot the points found in part a and to sketch the graph.
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Graph:
7) The path of a falling object is given by the function where represents the initial velocity in ft/sec and represents the initial height. The variable t is time in seconds, and s is the height of the object in feet.
a) If a rock is thrown upward with an initial velocity of 32 feet per second from the top of a 40foot building, write the height equation using this information.
Typing hint: Type tsquared as t^2.
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b) How high is the rock after 0.5 seconds? Show all work.
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c) After how many seconds will the rock reach maximum height? Show all work.
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d) What is the maximum height? Show all work.
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