Parabolas in Standard, Intercept, and Vertex Form


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What is the equation of the axis of symmetry of the parabola given by the equation y = 6(x + 1)(x - 5)?

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1. Given the following equation, y = 3(x + 5)(x + 9), x = 5 & x = 9 are _____.

2. Which of the following can be quickly identified when an equation is in vertex form ?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can see how well you understand forms of parabolas with this quiz and worksheet. Questions included on this quiz deal with equations related to parabolas.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz focuses on the following topics:

  • Equations for the parabolic axis of symmetry
  • Identifying parts of these equations

Skills Practiced

Answering the questions on this quiz requires you to use these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on parabolas
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve parabolic equation practice problems
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the specific parts of a parabolic equation

Additional Learning

The lesson entitled Parabolas in Standard, Intercept and Vertex Form provides further opportunity to study this subject. Read the lesson if you're interested in learning about:

  • Advantages and disadvantages of the three main forms of parabolas
  • Graphing parabolas
  • An analogy to understand the parabola forms