Using Quadratic Formulas in Real Life Situations


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Which of the following is a quadratic equation?

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1. According to the quadratic formula, which of the following are the solutions of the equation ax2 + bx + c = 0?

2. A basketball player shoots a free throw that ends up being an air ball (completely falls short of the basket), and the ball's height off the ground can be modeled by the quadratic function y = -3x2 + 12x + 4, where x is the number of seconds that have passed since the ball left the player's hands. How long will it take for the ball to hit the floor?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Passing this quiz requires a thorough knowledge of the quadratic formula. You will have to apply this knowledge to various word problems.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Knowledge of the following is assessed:

  • Characteristics of a quadratic equation
  • How to solve a given word problem using the quadratic equation
  • Use of the quadratic formula to solve a quadratic equation

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to solve an equation using the quadratic formula
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the real-life use of quadratic formulas
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the quadratic formula

Additional Learning

Add to your math abilities by completing the lesson titled Using Quadratic Equations in Real Life Situations. The objectives covered in the lesson include:

  • Review examples of quadratic equations
  • Know the quadratic formula
  • Understand how to solve a problem using the quadratic formula