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QUADRATIC GRAPHS & EQUATIONS

SCALE: x-axis 2cm to 1 unit, y-axis 1cm to 1 unit.

1)

a) Copy and complete the table of values for the function y = x 2 5x.+ 2

 

x

2

1

 

012345

         

y

16

             

2

 

b) Plot the graph of y = x 2 5x + 2 for values of x between 2 and 5 using the scales given above.

c) Use your graph to find the solutions of the equation x 2 5x + 2 = 0.

 

2)

a) Copy and complete the table of values for the function y = 6 2x 2 .

 

x 3

2

1

0123

   

y 12

 

12

 

b) Plot the graph of y = 6 2x 2 for values of x between -3 and 3.

 

c) Use your graph to find approximate solutions of the equation 6 2x 2 = 0.

3)

Draw the graph of y = x 2 + 2x, for x between 3 and +3.

 

Use your graph to find the solutions of the equation x 2 + 2x = 0.

 

4)

Draw the graph of y = x 2 + 2x 7, for x between 4 and +3.

 

Use your graph to find approximate solutions of the equation x 2 + 2x 7 = 0.

5)

Draw the graph of y = 2 + x x 2 , for x between 3 and +3.

 

Use your graph to find approximate solutions of the following equations:

 

i) 2 + x x 2 = 0.

 

ii) 2 + x x 2 = 1.

6)

Draw the graph of y = 7 3x 2x 2 , for x between 3 and +3.

 

Use your graph to find approximate solutions of the following equations:

i) 7 3x 2x 2 = 0.

ii) 7 3x 2x 2 = 5.

iii) 7 3x 2x 2 = 2.

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ANSWERS.

1)

2)

3)

4)

5)

6)

x

2

1

   

012345

     

y

16

8

2

2

4

4

2

2

c)

x 0.5

or 4.5.

 

x

3

2

1

 

0123

     

y

12

2

 

464

 

2

12

c)

x 1.7 or 1.7.

 

x

3

2

1

 

0123

     

y

 

3

0

1

0

3

8

15

x

2

or

0.

 

x 4

 

3

2

1

 

0123

   

y 4

1

 

7

8

7

4

1

8

x

3.8

or 1.8.

 

x 3

 

2

1

 

0123

     

y 10

 

4

   

0220

 

4

i)

x 1 or

2.

ii)

x 0.6

or 1.6.

 

x

3

2

1

0123

   

y

2

 

5872

 

7

20

i) x 2.8 or 1.3.

ii) x 2 or 0.5.

iii) x 2.5 or 1.

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