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## Questions and Answers

What is the axis of symmetry for a quadratic function?

What is the result of multiplying two binomials?

How do you solve a system of equations using the substitution method?

What is the degree of the polynomial 3x^2 + 2x - 5?

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What is the composition of functions (f ∘ g)(x) equal to?

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What type of system has infinitely many solutions?

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What is the degree of a quadratic equation?

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What is the range of a function?

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What type of function is f(x) = x^2 + 3x + 2?

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What is the shape of the graph of a quadratic equation?

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What is the formula used to solve quadratic equations?

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## Study Notes

### Quadratic Equations

- A quadratic equation is a polynomial equation of degree 2, written in the form: ax^2 + bx + c = 0
- Where a, b, and c are constants, and a ≠ 0
- The quadratic formula is used to solve quadratic equations: x = (-b ± √(b^2 - 4ac)) / 2a
- Quadratic equations can have:
- Two distinct real roots
- One repeated real root
- Two complex roots

- Graphs of quadratic equations are parabolas that open upward or downward

### Functions

- A function is a relation between a set of inputs (domain) and a set of possible outputs (range)
- Domain: the set of all input values
- Range: the set of all possible output values
- Function notation: f(x) = output
- Types of functions:
- Linear functions: f(x) = mx + b
- Quadratic functions: f(x) = ax^2 + bx + c
- Exponential functions: f(x) = a^x
- Polynomial functions: f(x) = a_n x^n + a_(n-1) x^(n-1) +... + a_1 x + a_0

- Function operations:
- Composition: (f ∘ g)(x) = f(g(x))
- Inverse: f^(-1)(x) is the inverse of f(x)

### Graphing

- Graphing involves plotting points on a coordinate plane to visualize relationships between variables
- Graphing functions:
- Identify the x-intercepts (roots) by setting y = 0
- Identify the y-intercept by setting x = 0
- Identify the axis of symmetry (vertical line) for quadratic functions
- Identify the vertex (turning point) for quadratic functions

- Graphing quadratic functions:
- Parabolas open upward or downward
- The vertex is the minimum or maximum point
- The axis of symmetry is the vertical line that passes through the vertex

### Polynomials

- A polynomial is an expression consisting of variables and coefficients combined using only addition, subtraction, and multiplication
- Degree of a polynomial: the highest power of the variable
- Types of polynomials:
- Monomial: a single term
- Binomial: two terms
- Trinomial: three terms

- Polynomial operations:
- Addition and subtraction: combine like terms
- Multiplication: distribute each term to every term in the other polynomial

- Factoring polynomials:
- Greatest common factor (GCF)
- Difference of squares: a^2 - b^2 = (a + b)(a - b)
- Sum and difference: a^2 + b^2 = (a + b)(a - b)

### Systems of Equations

- A system of equations is a set of two or more equations with variables
- Solving systems of equations:
- Substitution method: solve one equation for one variable, then substitute into the other equation
- Elimination method: add or subtract equations to eliminate one variable, then solve for the other variable

- Types of systems:
- Independent systems: have a unique solution
- Dependent systems: have infinitely many solutions
- Inconsistent systems: have no solution

- Graphing systems of equations:
- Identify the intersection point(s) of the graphs
- Identify the number of solutions (none, one, or infinitely many)

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## Description

Test your understanding of algebra concepts, including quadratic equations, functions, graphing, polynomials, and systems of equations. This quiz covers various topics, from solving quadratic equations to graphing functions and solving systems of equations.