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# Reading Questions for Section 5.5

1. Work through Example 1 of Section 5.5 by graphing both f (x) = x2 and g(x) = −2(x +1)2 + 3 on
your grapher in an appropriate viewing window. Knowing what you do from Sections 5.1-5.3,
complete the blanks, choosing from the set of words {up, down, left, right}. The graph of g(x) is
obtained from the function f(x) by shifting the graph of f(x) ________ 1 unit, followed by
stretching it vertically by 2, followed by shifting it ______ 3 units.

2. Write the function g(x) in Example 1 of Section 5.5 in standard form: g(x) =_______________

3. The standard form for a quadratic function makes it easy to identify the vertical (or y-) intercept.
o True
o False

4. What is the vertical intercept of the function g(x) in Example 1 of Section 5.5? ( ____, ____ )

5. If a < 0, then the graph of the parabola, y = −ax2 opens
o downward
o upward
o to the left
o to the right

6. Which of these forms for a quadratic function make it easiest to identify the zeros?
o standard form
o vertex form
o x-intercept form
o factored form
o none of these

7. How does the text convert a quadratic function from vertex form to standard form?
o by completing the square
o by performing a series of shift transformations and either a vertical stretch or a vertical compression
o by multiplying out the squared term and combining like terms
o by applying the quadratic formula or factoring the expression

8. How does the text convert a quadratic function from standard form to vertex form?
o by completing the square
o by performing a series of shift transformations and either a vertical stretch or a vertical compression
o by multiplying out the squared term and combining like terms
o by applying the quadratic formula or factoring the expression

9. Convert the formula for the parabola in Example 4 to standard form:

10. Convert the formula for the parabola in Example 4 to vertex form:

11. Match the following quadratic functions to their vertex point.

 ____ f(x) = x2 − 1 A. (0, 1) ____ u(x) = x2 + 1 B. (1, 0) ____ v(x) = (x + 1) 2 C. (0,−1) ____ w(x) = (x − 1)2 D. (−1, 0)

12. If y = x2 + bx + c then to complete the square you add and subtract which one of the following values?
o b/2
o b/c
o (b/2)2
o
o None of these