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Real World Interpretations of Quadratic Equations

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The vertical position (height) of an object in freefall as a function of time is given by the equation:

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1. The curve obtained when graphing a quadratic function is a(n):

2. In general, how many solutions does a quadratic equation have?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This brief quiz and worksheet will assess your understanding of how to interpret quadratic equations. In order to pass the quiz, you'll need to be familiar with the curve obtained when graphing a quadratic function.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz covers the following topics:

  • Equation for the vertical position of an object in freefall as a function of time
  • Curve obtained when graphing a quadratic function
  • Number of solutions a quadratic equation has
  • Quadratic equation for determining the time it takes a ball to reach a specified height
  • Facts about the vertex of a parabola

Skills Practiced

  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve quadratic equation practice problems
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the number of solutions a quadratic equation has
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about the vertex of a parabola and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Explore this topic further by reviewing the related lesson titled Real World Interpretations of Quadratic Equations. Here's a snapshot of what the lesson covers:

  • Equation of motion
  • Quadratic equation examples
  • Characteristics of the quadratic equation
  • Axis of symmetry
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