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2nd SEMESTER EXAM PRACTICE (PART I) Name

Sketch a graph and find the domain and range of each function.

1. f(x) = x + 1 1. Domain________________________

Range____________________________

2. g(x) = 3x2 – 2x + 1 2. Domain________________________

Range____________________________

3. h(x) = x + 4 3. Domain________________________

Range____________________________

Fill in the blanks.

4. A quadratic function is a function whose general 5. The graph of a quadratic function is a U-shaped curve
equation is___________________________ called a ______________________.
where________.is never zero.

6. The vertical line through the maximum or minimum 7. Another term that can be used for the solution to a
of a quadratic function is called the quadratic equation
_________________________________________. is_______________________________.

8. The maximum or minimum point of the graph of a 9. The value of the constant __________ determines the
quadratic function is called the y-intercept of a quadratic function or equation that is
____________________. in standard form.
10. Graph y = 3x2 + 12x – 6 by finding: V(h, k)___________________________
V(h, k) (FIND ALGEBRAICALLY)
x-intercepts (USING THE QUADRATIC FORMULA) x-intercepts________________________
the y-intercept
the symmetric point y-intercept_________________________

symmetric point____________________

11. Graph y = x2 + 6x + 9 by finding: V(h, k)___________________________


V(h, k) (FIND ALGEBRAICALLY)
x-intercepts (BY FACTORING) x-intercepts________________________
the y-intercept
the symmetric point y-intercept_________________________

symmetric point____________________
12. Graph y + 6x = x2 + 13 by finding: V(h, k)___________________________
V(h, k) (USING YOUR GRAPHING CALCULATOR)
x-intercepts (USING YOUR GRAPHING CALCULATOR) x-intercepts________________________
the y-intercept
the symmetric point y-intercept_________________________

symmetric point____________________

13. Graph 4x2 + 8x + 3 = y by making a table of values (at least


6 coordiantes).
Suppose the height (in meters) of a toy rocket launched from a platform is described by the function h, where
h(t) = –4.9t2 + 100t + 2, and t is the time (in seconds) since the rocket was launched.

14. What was the height of the rocket at the time of launch? 14.______________________________

15. When does the rocket reach its maximum height? 15.______________________________

16. What is the rockets maximum height? 16.______________________________

17. When will the rocket return to the ground? 17.______________________________

18. Explain in detail how to determine, without graphing, how many solutions a quadratic equation will have.