# Using Quadratic Formulas in Real Life Situations

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### Which of the following is a quadratic equation?

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### 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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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

## 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