Comparing Graphs of Quadratic & Linear Functions


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_____ functions are graphed as straight lines.

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1. Which of the following is the general format for a quadratic function?


To graph the following linear function, where should you start?

y = 2x - 6

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Revisit what you know about graphing quadratic and linear functions with this quiz and worksheet. This resource offers the chance to test your ability to compare and contrast these graphed functions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet reviews your understanding of:

  • Which functions are graphed as straight lines
  • The format of a quadratic function
  • Where to start when graphing a linear function
  • Which letter stands for slope in a formula

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - see if you can remember what the quadratic function format is
  • Knowledge application - review what you know about graphing a linear equation to answer questions about it
  • Problem solving - use what you know about using the quadratic function to solve for the x coordinate

Additional Learning

You'll find much more information about this topic in the lesson, Comparing Graphs of Quadratic & Linear Functions. This lesson shares more insight about:

  • Identifying the parts of the linear equation
  • The type of line for a quadratic function
  • What parent functions are
  • What happens when the slope has a negative value
  • Steps to graphing functions