Finding Minima & Maxima: Problems & Explanation


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Does the following equation have a maximum or a minimum? What is it?

y = 3x - 2x^2 + 5

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Does the following function have a maximum or minimum. What is it?

x^2 - 2

2. Does the graph of the following function have a maximum or minimum? What is it?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz revolves around math problems. The problems will ask you to identify the maximum or minimum of a given function.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The assessment will require you to understand:

  • Quadratic functions
  • Graphs of quadratic functions
  • Maxima
  • Minima

Skills Practiced

The quiz will require you to practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related maxima and minima lesson
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of maxima and minima
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about quadratic functions in a different light
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve maxima and minima practice problems

Additional Learning

After you complete the quiz, then you'll need to continue studying the concepts so that you can really get them down pat. This quiz has an engaging accompanying lesson Finding Minima & Maxima: Problems & Explanation just for that reason. The lesson will help you cover the following:

  • Exploring quadratic functions
  • Defining maxima and minima
  • Finding the maxima and minima