Minimum Values: Definition & Concept


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Does the following equation have a minimum value? How can you tell?

y = 3x^2 - 2x + 7

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1. What is the minimum value of this function?


What is the minimum value of this function?

y = 4(x - 1)^2 + 5

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Finding minimum values is important when dealing with functions, and this quiz/worksheet will help you assess your understanding of their properties and let you put your skills to the test with practice problems.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the finding the minimum value of:

  • Equations
  • Functions

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve practice problems by finding minimum values
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding horsepower and wind drag and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to find the minimum value of functions and equations

Additional Learning

You should also read the lesson called Minimum Values: Definition & Concept. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define the maximum and minimum value of a function
  • Understand the three ways of determining the minimum value of a quadratic equation
  • Further understand minimum values through real-world examples