# Graphing Quadratic Functions General Form It is assumed

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Graphing Quadratic Functions – General Form • It is assumed that you have already viewed the previous three slide shows titled Graphing Quadratic Functions – Concept Graphing Quadratic Functions – Standard Form Graphing Quadratic Functions – Converting General Form To Standard Form • The next three pages are summaries from those shows, and are important to understanding this module. Table of Contents

Sketch the Graph of a Quadratic in Standard Form x-int: f (x) = 0 and solve for x Vertex Axis of symmetry y-int: x = 0 and solve for y Face Up Face Down Table of Contents Draw the parabola

Vertex - General Form • Given the general form of a quadratic function … …the x-value of the vertex is given by Table of Contents

• There are two other helpful concepts for graphing a quadratic function that is in general form. • Concept 1: We already know that the x-value of the vertex is given by … To find the y-value of the vertex, just plug the x-value into the function … Table of Contents

Thus, the vertex of the graph of the quadratic function in general form is given by • Concept 2: The a of the general form is the same value as the a in the standard form. This means that the a in the general form can be used to determine the face up/face down behavior, just as it did in the standard form. Table of Contents

Summary for Graphing Quadratics in General Form Face Up Face Down Axis of symmetry x-int: f (x) = 0 and solve for x y-int: x = 0 and solve for y Table of Contents