Posted by **anon** on Thursday, December 1, 2011 at 1:47pm.

given the following quadratic equation, determine if it has a maximum or a minimum value. Then find the maximum or minimum value

f(x) - -11x^2 - 2x - 7

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**Steve**, Thursday, December 1, 2011 at 2:29pm
All quadratics have a maximum or minimum value. You must want to know whether it has a minimum or a maximum.

Can't tell from your posting whether the function is

11x^2 - 2x - 7

or

-11x^2 - 2x - 7

The first has a minimum (at x = 1/11), the second has a maximum (at x = -1/11).

Plug in the proper x to get the value of f(x)

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**anon**, Thursday, December 1, 2011 at 3:49pm
sorry about that, it was the second one. Thank you, I figured it out and also got -1/11 so feel better knowing it is right.

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