Thank you! (For (d) you don't have to graph it on a coordinate plane if it's too inconvenient, please just explain where I need to graph!)

Corduroy Apr 23, 2021

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Hello!

You can graph it out with desmos. https://www.desmos.com

x intercepts are when y = 0, when y = 0, the x coordinates are -4 and 1.

y intercepts are when x = 0, which is 4.

https://www.varsitytutors.com/hotmath/hotmath_help/topics/axis-of-symmetry-of-a-parabola

Try to see if you can find the vertex and axis by yourself. :))

You can also see by graphing it in desmos.

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catmg Apr 23, 2021

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Hi Cordueroy, catmg has given you a good answer but I am happy to discuss it with you.

This question is poorly written because the formula has f(x) but you are asked for y.

You just need to understand that y=f(x)

\(f(x)=-(x+4)(x-1)\)

Think about the y axis, what are some points on the y axis?

(0,6), (0,-2) (0,7) .... etc, What do they all have in common? well the x value is always 0.

SO, the equation of the y axis is x=0

So to find the y intercept, that is where it crosses the y axis, you must solve the equation simultaneously with x=0.

that might sound complicated but it is not.

Just substitute the x in the equation with 0, like this

\(f(0)=-(0+4)(0-1)\\ f(0)=-+4*-1\\ f(0)=+4 \)

So the y intercept (which should really be called the f(x) intercept) is 4

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the x axis has the equation y=0 f(x)=0

To find the x intercept you have to solve

\(0=-(x+4)(x-1)\)

Two terms will only multiply to give 0 if one or both of them is equal to 0 so

either

\(x+4=0\quad \rightarrow \quad x=-4\\or\\ x-1=0\quad \rightarrow \quad x=+1\)

so the x intercepts are -4 and 1

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This is a concave down parabola.

I know that it is a parabola because the highest power of x, if you multiply it out is 2 (x^2)

And I know it is concave down because it will because the leading coefficient is neg (-x^2)

The axis of symmetry for a parabola, concave up or down, is half way between the two x intercepts

\(x=\frac{-4+1}{2}=\frac{-3}{2}=-1.5\)

The equation of the axis of symmetry is x = -1.5

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To find the vertex, substitute x=-1.5 into the formula to find the y value.

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And as catmg already suggested, use Desmos to graph it.

Melody Apr 24, 2021