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I am not good at math! I'm confused. Please help! Show work! Thank you.

 May 7, 2018
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1. The speed giving the best fuel economy wiil be the x coordinate of the vertex of this parabola

So  we have  y  = -.0075x^2 +.575x + 11.5

 

The x coordinate of the vertex  in the form  y  = ax^2  + bx  + cc is given by   -b/ [ 2a]

So.....plugging in what we have leads to :     -.575 / (2 * -.0075)   ≈ 38.33  ≈  38 mph 

 

 

2.  -3x^2 +2x  -3  = 0      we can us the quadratic formula to  find the solutions

 

x  =  (  -2 ±√ [ 2^2  - 4(-3)(-3)  ]  )  / 2 (-3)  =

 

=   (-2 ±√ [4 - 36 ] ) / -6  =

 

( -2 ±√ [ -32 ] )  /-6

 

(-2 ± i√  [ 16 * 2 ] )  /-6  =

 

( -2 ±  4i√2   ) / -6      =

 

( -1 ± 2i√ 2) / -3   ⇒    "C"

 

 

3.  (5x  -15)^2  = -100       take both roots

 

5x  - 15  = ±√(-100)

 

5 ( x - 3)  = ± i √ 100

 

5 ( x - 3)  = ±10i      divide through by 5

 

x  - 3   =  ±2i       add 3 to both sides

 

x =  3 ± 2i    ⇒   "C"    

 

 

 

 

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 May 7, 2018
 #2
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Thank you so much for your help!! I appreciate it! smiley

 May 7, 2018
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No prob ...!!!!

 

 

cool cool cool

CPhill  May 7, 2018

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