Section 3.1 Quadratic Functions

Before Starting this Section, Review

  1. 1 Linear functions (Section 2.6 , page 249)

  2. 2 Completing the square (Section 1.3 , page 109)

  3. 3 Quadratic formula (Section 1.3 , page 111)

  4. 4 Transformations (Section 2.7 , page 263)

Objectives

  1. 1 Graph a quadratic function in standard form.

  2. 2 Graph any quadratic function.

  3. 3 Solve problems modeled by quadratic functions.

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