Posted by **tyler** on Tuesday, November 3, 2009 at 7:58pm.

Is this a quadratic or linear function? Identify the quadratic,linear, and constant terms

3(x-2)^2+12x

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**PsyDAG**, Wednesday, November 4, 2009 at 10:40am
If you have an x^2 term in the function, it is quadratic.

Once you have simplified the function, the numerical value for x^2 is quadratic, the numerical value for x is linear, and other numbers are constants.

(x-2)^2 = x^2 - 4x + 4

3x^2 - 12x + 12 + 12x = 3x^2 + 12

I hope this helps. Thanks for asking.

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