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Algebraic Identities1. \((x+y)^2=x^2+y^2+2xy\)
2. \((x-y)^2=x^2+y^2-2xy\)
3. \(x^2-y^2=(x+y)(x-y)\)
4. \((x+y)^2-(x-y)^2=4xy\)
5. \(x^3+y^3=(x+y)(x^2+y^2-xy)\)
6. \(x^3-y^3=(x-y)(x^2+y^2+xy)\)
QuadraticsThe general form of a quadratic equation is \(ax^2+bx+c=0\). It's roots are:
\(x_1=\frac{-b-\sqrt{b^2-4ac}}{2a}\) and \(x_2=\frac{-b+\sqrt{b^2-4ac}}{2a}\)
Expression \(b^2-4ac\) is called
discriminant:
- If discriminant is positive quadratics has two roots;
- If discriminant is negative quadratics has no root;
- If discriminant is zero quadratics has one root.
When graphed quadratic expression (\(ax^2+bx+c=0\)) gives parabola:
- The larger the absolute value of \(a\), the steeper (or thinner) the parabola is, since the value of y is increased more quickly.
- If \(a\) is positive, the parabola opens upward, if negative, the parabola opens downward.
Viete's theoremViete's theorem states that for the roots \(x_1\) and \(x_2\) of a quadratic equation \(ax^2+bx+c=0\):
\(x_1+x_2=\frac{-b}{a}\) AND \(x_1*x_2=\frac{c}{a}\).Common mistake to avoidNever reduce equation by variable (or expression with variable), if you are not certain that variable (or expression with variable) doesn't equal to zero. We cannot divide by zero.For example, \(xy=y\) cannot be reduced by \(y\) because \(y\) could be 0 and we cannot divide by 0. If we do we'll loose one of the solutions. The correct way is: \(xy=y\) --> \(xy-y=0\) --> \(y(x-1)=0\) --> \(y=0\) or \(x=1\).
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great you are ..
I want to know parabola...
please let me understand few things as under:
1. When graphed quadratic expression (ax^2 + bx + c= 0) gives parabola:
Perhaps, on the graph, you plotted a, b, and c, please say to me which one is which ...?
2. The larger the absolute value of a, the steeper (or thinner) the parabola is, since the value of y is increased more quickly:
please shed some light on this concept ....
3. If a is positive, the parabola opens upward, if negative, the parabola opens downward.
also, shed some light ...
maybe they are very obvious....but I need some sort of clarification and your help...
thanks in advance, man..