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 Parabola:  The graph of a quadratic or second-degree equation.

Answer the following questions about parabolas.

 Choose each answer from the menus.

Graded Response

a)

Fill in the blank: The minimum of this parabola is called the _______.

 

a)
b) Fill in the blank: The maximum of the parabola in part a is about ______. b)
 

c) True or False: All parabolas cross the x-axis.

 

 c)
d) True or False: All equations of parabolas that open up or down have an x2 term, like
y = -2x2 + 5x - 7
 d)