If \(f(0)=0\), \(f(1)=2\), \(f(2)=5\) and \( f(x)=ax^2+bx+c\), what is the value of \(f(3)\)?

Guest Mar 7, 2022

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#3**+1 **

But remember....when f(0) x = 0 so you get a(0)^2 + 0 * x + c and this equals 'c'

AND you are told f(0) = 0 NOW what can you say about 'c' ?

ElectricPavlov
Mar 8, 2022

#4**+1 **

Do you understand what EP is telling you ?

Yes, yu wre right the first time. c=0

so now you have

\(f(x)=ax^2+bx\\ now \;what? \)

sub in the other 2 and you will get two equations that you can solve simultaneously to get a and b.

Give it a go and get back to us with what you have tried

Melody
Mar 8, 2022