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Find two consecutive even numbers whose product is 624.

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A triangular banner has an area of 351 square centimeters. The length of the base is two centimeters longer than four times the height. Find the height and length of the base.

The height of the banner is 13 cm and the length of the side is 54 cm.

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Julius built a triangular display case for his coin collection. The height of the display case is six inches less than twice the width of the base. The area of the of the back of the case is 70 square inches. Find the height and width of the case.

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A tile mosaic in the shape of a right triangle is used as the corner of a rectangular pathway. The hypotenuse of the mosaic is 5 feet. One side of the mosaic is twice as long as the other side. What are the lengths of the sides? Round to the nearest tenth.

The image shows a rectangular pathway with a right inlaid in the lower left corner. The right angle of the triangle overlays the lower left corner of the rectangle. The left leg of the right triangle overlays the left side of the rectangle and the hypotenuse of the right triangle runs from the upper left corner of the rectangle to a point on the bottom of the rectangle.

The lengths of the sides of the mosaic are 2.2 and 4.4 feet.

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A rectangular piece of plywood has a diagonal which measures two feet more than the width. The length of the plywood is twice the width. What is the length of the plywood’s diagonal? Round to the nearest tenth.

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The front walk from the street to Pam’s house has an area of 250 square feet. Its length is two less than four times its width. Find the length and width of the sidewalk. Round to the nearest tenth.

The width of the front walk is 8.1 feet and its length is 30.8 feet.

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For Sophia’s graduation party, several tables of the same width will be arranged end to end to give a serving table with a total area of 75 square feet. The total length of the tables will be two more than three times the width. Find the length and width of the serving table so Sophia can purchase the correct size tablecloth. Round answer to the nearest tenth.

The image shows four rectangular tables placed side by side to create one large table.
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A ball is thrown vertically in the air with a velocity of 160 ft/sec. Use the formula h = −16 t 2 + v 0 t to determine when the ball will be 384 feet from the ground. Round to the nearest tenth.

The ball will reach 384 feet on its way up in 4 seconds and on the way down in 6 seconds.

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A bullet is fired straight up from the ground at a velocity of 320 ft/sec. Use the formula h = −16 t 2 + v 0 t to determine when the bullet will reach 800 feet. Round to the nearest tenth.

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10.5 Graphing Quadratic Equations in Two Variables

In the following exercises, graph by plotting point.

In the following exercises, determine if the following parabolas open up or down.

y = −3 x 2 + 3 x 1

down

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y = −4 x 2 7 x + 1

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In the following exercises, find the axis of symmetry and the vertex.

y = x 2 + 6 x + 8

x = 3 ( 3 , 17 )

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In the following exercises, find the x - and y -intercepts.

y = x 2 4 x + 5

y : ( 0 , 5 ) ; x : ( 5 , 0 ) , ( −1 , 0 )

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y = x 2 4 x + 10

y : ( 0 , 10 ) ; x : none

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y = −5 x 2 30 x 46

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y = 16 x 2 8 x + 1

y : ( 0 , 1 ) ; x : ( 1 4 , 0 )

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In the following exercises, graph by using intercepts, the vertex, and the axis of symmetry.

y = x 2 + 8 x + 15

y : ( 0 , 15 ) ; x : ( −3 , 0 ) , ( −5 , 0 ) ;
axis: x = −4 ; vertex : ( −4 , −1 )
This figure shows an upward-opening parabola graphed on the x y-coordinate plane. The x-axis of the plane runs from -10 to 10. The y-axis of the plane runs from -2 to 17. The parabola has points plotted at the vertex (-4, -1) and the intercepts (-3, 0), (-5, 0) and (0, 15). Also on the graph is a dashed vertical line representing the axis of symmetry. The line goes through the vertex at x equals -4.

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y = x 2 + 8 x 16

y : ( 0 , −16 ) ; x : ( 4 , 0 ) ;
axis: x = 4 ; vertex : ( 4 , 0 )
This figure shows a downward-opening parabola graphed on the x y-coordinate plane. The x-axis of the plane runs from -15 to 12. The y-axis of the plane runs from -20 to 2. The parabola has points plotted at the vertex (4, 0) and the intercept (0, -16). Also on the graph is a dashed vertical line representing the axis of symmetry. The line goes through the vertex at x equals 4.

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y = x 2 + 6 x + 13

y : ( 0 , 13 ) ; x : none ;
axis: x = −3 ; vertex : ( −3 , 4 )
This figure shows an upward-opening parabola graphed on the x y-coordinate plane. The x-axis of the plane runs from -10 to 10. The y-axis of the plane runs from -2 to 18. The parabola has points plotted at the vertex (-3, 4) and the intercept (0, 13). Also on the graph is a dashed vertical line representing the axis of symmetry. The line goes through the vertex at x equals -3.

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y = −2 x 2 8 x 12

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y = −4 x 2 + 16 x 11

y : ( 0 , −11 ) x : ( 3.1 , 0 ) , ( 0.9 , 0 ) ;
axis: x = 2 ; vertex: ( 2 , 5 )
This figure shows a downward-opening parabola graphed on the x y-coordinate plane. The x-axis of the plane runs from -10 to 10. The y-axis of the plane runs from -10 to 10. The parabola has points plotted at the vertex (2, 5) and the intercepts (3.1, 0) and (0.9, 0). Also on the graph is a dashed vertical line representing the axis of symmetry. The line goes through the vertex at x equals 2.

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In the following exercises, find the minimum or maximum value.

y = 7 x 2 + 14 x + 6

The minimum value is −1 when x = −1 .

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y = −3 x 2 + 12 x 10

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In the following exercises, solve. Rounding answers to the nearest tenth.

A ball is thrown upward from the ground with an initial velocity of 112 ft/sec. Use the quadratic equation h = −16 t 2 + 112 t to find how long it will take the ball to reach maximum height, and then find the maximum height.

In 3.5 seconds the ball is at its maximum height of 196 feet.

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A daycare facility is enclosing a rectangular area along the side of their building for the children to play outdoors. They need to maximize the area using 180 feet of fencing on three sides of the yard. The quadratic equation A = −2 x 2 + 180 x gives the area, A , of the yard for the length, x , of the building that will border the yard. Find the length of the building that should border the yard to maximize the area, and then find the maximum area.

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Practice test

Use the Square Root Property to solve the quadratic equation: 3 ( w + 5 ) 2 = 27 .

w = −2 , −8

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Use Completing the Square to solve the quadratic equation: a 2 8 a + 7 = 23 .

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Use the Quadratic Formula to solve the quadratic equation: 2 m 2 5 m + 3 = 0 .

m = 1 , 3 2

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Solve the following quadratic equations. Use any method.

3 n 2 + 8 n + 3 = 0

n = −4 ± 7 3

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x ( x + 3 ) + 12 = 0

no real solution

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Use the discriminant to determine the number of solutions of each quadratic equation.

6 p 2 13 p + 7 = 0

2

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Solve by factoring, the Square Root Property, or the Quadratic Formula.

Find two consecutive even numbers whose product is 360.

Two consecutive even number are −20 and −18 and 18 and 20.

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The length of a diagonal of a rectangle is three more than the width. The length of the rectangle is three times the width. Find the length of the diagonal. (Round to the nearest tenth.)

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For each parabola, find which ways it opens, the axis of symmetry, the vertex, the x - and y -intercepts, and the maximum or minimum value.

y = 3 x 2 + 6 x + 8

up x = −1 ( −1 , 5 ) y : ( 0 , 8 ) ; x : none minimum value of 5 when x = −1

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y = x 2 + 10 x + 24

up x = −5 ( −5 , −1 ) y ; ( 0 , 24 ) ; x : ( −6 , 0 ) , ( −4 , 0 ) minimum value of −5 when x = −1

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y = −3 x 2 + 12 x 8

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y = x 2 8 x + 16

down x = −4
( −4 , 32 ) y ; ( 0 , 16 ) ; x : ( −9.7 , 0 ) , ( 1.7 , 0 )
maximum value of 32 when x = −4

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Graph the following parabolas by using intercepts, the vertex, and the axis of symmetry.

y = 16 x 2 + 24 x + 9

y : ( 0 , 9 ) ; x : ( 3 4 , 0 ) ;
axis: x = 3 4 ; vertex : ( 3 4 , 0 )
This figure shows an upward-opening parabola graphed on the x y-coordinate plane. The x-axis of the plane runs from -10 to 10. The y-axis of the plane runs from -10 to 10. The parabola has points plotted at the vertex (3 fourths, 0) and the intercept (0, 9). Also on the graph is a dashed vertical line representing the axis of symmetry. The line goes through the vertex at x equals 3 fourths.

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Solve.

A water balloon is launched upward at the rate of 86 ft/sec. Using the formula h = −16 t 2 + 86 t , find how long it will take the balloon to reach the maximum height and then find the maximum height. Round to the nearest tenth.

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Questions & Answers

A private jet can fly 1,210 miles against a 25 mph headwind in the same amount of time it can fly 1,694 miles with a 25 mph tailwind. Find the speed of the jet
Mikaela Reply
Washing his dad’s car alone, eight-year-old Levi takes 2.5 hours. If his dad helps him, then it takes 1 hour. How long does it take the Levi’s dad to wash the car by himself?
Sam Reply
Ethan and Leo start riding their bikes at the opposite ends of a 65-mile bike path. After Ethan has ridden 1.5 hours and Leo has ridden 2 hours, they meet on the path. Ethan’s speed is 6 miles per hour faster than Leo’s speed. Find the speed of the two bikers.
Mckenzie Reply
Nathan walked on an asphalt pathway for 12 miles. He walked the 12 miles back to his car on a gravel road through the forest. On the asphalt he walked 2 miles per hour faster than on the gravel. The walk on the gravel took one hour longer than the walk on the asphalt. How fast did he walk on the gravel?
Mckenzie
Nancy took a 3 hour drive. She went 50 miles before she got caught in a storm. Then she drove 68 miles at 9 mph less than she had driven when the weather was good. What was her speed driving in the storm?
Reiley Reply
Mr Hernaez runs his car at a regular speed of 50 kph and Mr Ranola at 36 kph. They started at the same place at 5:30 am and took opposite directions. At what time were they 129 km apart?
hamzzi Reply
90 minutes
muhammad
Melody wants to sell bags of mixed candy at her lemonade stand. She will mix chocolate pieces that cost $4.89 per bag with peanut butter pieces that cost $3.79 per bag to get a total of twenty-five bags of mixed candy. Melody wants the bags of mixed candy to cost her $4.23 a bag to make. How many bags of chocolate pieces and how many bags of peanut butter pieces should she use?
Jake Reply
enrique borrowed $23,500 to buy a car he pays his uncle 2% interest on the $4,500 he borrowed from him and he pays the bank 11.5% interest on the rest. what average interest rate does he pay on the total $23,500
Nakiya Reply
13.5
Pervaiz
Amber wants to put tiles on the backsplash of her kitchen counters. She will need 36 square feet of tiles. She will use basic tiles that cost $8 per square foot and decorator tiles that cost $20 per square foot. How many square feet of each tile should she use so that the overall cost of the backsplash will be $10 per square foot?
Bridget Reply
The equation P=28+2.54w models the relation between the amount of Randy’s monthly water bill payment, P, in dollars, and the number of units of water, w, used. Find the payment for a month when Randy used 15 units of water.
Bridget
help me understand graphs
Marlene Reply
what kind of graphs?
bruce
function f(x) to find each value
Marlene
I am in algebra 1. Can anyone give me any ideas to help me learn this stuff. Teacher and tutor not helping much.
Marlene
Given f(x)=2x+2, find f(2) so you replace the x with the 2, f(2)=2(2)+2, which is f(2)=6
Melissa
if they say find f(5) then the answer would be f(5)=12
Melissa
I need you to help me Melissa. Wish I can show you my homework
Marlene
How is f(1) =0 I am really confused
Marlene
what's the formula given? f(x)=?
Melissa
It shows a graph that I wish I could send photo of to you on here
Marlene
Which problem specifically?
Melissa
which problem?
Melissa
I don't know any to be honest. But whatever you can help me with for I can practice will help
Marlene
I got it. sorry, was out and about. I'll look at it now.
Melissa
Thank you. I appreciate it because my teacher assumes I know this. My teacher before him never went over this and several other things.
Marlene
I just responded.
Melissa
Thank you
Marlene
-65r to the 4th power-50r cubed-15r squared+8r+23 ÷ 5r
WENDY Reply
State the question clearly please
Rich
write in this form a/b answer should be in the simplest form 5%
August Reply
convert to decimal 9/11
August
0.81818
Rich
5/100 = .05 but Rich is right that 9/11 = .81818
Melissa
Equation in the form of a pending point y+2=1/6(×-4)
Jose Reply
write in simplest form 3 4/2
August
definition of quadratic formula
Ahmed Reply
From Google: The quadratic formula, , is used in algebra to solve quadratic equations (polynomial equations of the second degree). The general form of a quadratic equation is , where x represents a variable, and a, b, and c are constants, with . A quadratic equation has two solutions, called roots.
Melissa
what is the answer of w-2.6=7.55
What Reply
10.15
Michael
w = 10.15 You add 2.6 to both sides and then solve for w (-2.6 zeros out on the left and leaves you with w= 7.55 + 2.6)
Korin
Nataly is considering two job offers. The first job would pay her $83,000 per year. The second would pay her $66,500 plus 15% of her total sales. What would her total sales need to be for her salary on the second offer be higher than the first?
Mckenzie Reply
x > $110,000
bruce
greater than $110,000
Michael
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