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For the parabola in the xy-plane, ﬁnd the following. $$y =x^2 −4x−12$$

(a) The x-intercepts

(b) The y-intercept

(c) Coordinates of the vertex

[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
(a) and x=−2 x=6 (b) y=−12 (c) (2,−16)

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For the parabola in the xy-plane, ﬁnd the following. $$y =x^2 −4x−12$$

(a) The x-intercepts

(b) The y-intercept

(c) Coordinates of the vertex

[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
(a) and x=−2 x=6 (b) y=−12 (c) (2,−16)

(a) The x-intercepts
The x-intercepts are points where the y-coordinate is ZERO.
So, replace y with 0 to get: $$0=x^2−4x−12$$
Factor to get: $$0=(x-6)(x+2)$$
So, either x = 6 or x = -2
So, the x-intercepts are 6 and -2

(b) The y-intercept
The y-intercept is the point where the x-coordinate is ZERO.
So, replace x with 0 to get: $$y=0^2−4(0)−12$$
Evaluate: $$y=−12$$
So, the y-intercept is -12

(c) Coordinates of the vertex
Take: y = x² − 4x − 12
Rewrite as: y = x² − 4x + 4 − 12 - 4 [the net effect of adding 4 and subtracting 4 is ZERO]
Rewrite as: y = (x² − 4x + 4) − 16
Factor to get: y = (x - 2)² − 16
When we compare this to the graph of the BASE equation y = x², we can see that it has been shifted 2 units to the RIGHT, and 16 units DOWN.
So, the vertex is now at (2, -16)

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Brent
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