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Does the graph of y = mx^2 + h intersect the x–axis?

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Does the graph of y = mx^2 + h intersect the x–axis?

(1) m < 0
(2) h > 0

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18 Sep 2018, 01:10
Bunuel wrote:
Does the graph of y = mx^2 + h intersect the x–axis?

(1) m < 0
(2) h > 0

For a quadratic equation $$ax^2+bx+c$$ to intersect with x axis $$b^2-4ac≥0$$

i.e. for $$y = mx^2 + h, 0-4mh ≥0$$

Combining both statements answers the questions as we need signs of both m and h hence

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