# Is the parabola u shaped or N shaped how can you tell this from the equation?

Space and Astronomy## How can you tell if a quadratic function is U-shaped or N shaped?

Shape of the parabola

**If a>0, then the parabola has a minimum point and it opens upwards (U-shaped)** eg. If a<0, then the parabola has a maximum point and it opens downwards (n-shaped) eg.

## What is the U-shaped parabola called?

This form is called the **standard form of a quadratic function**. The graph of the quadratic function is a U-shaped curve is called a parabola.

## How do you describe U-shaped graphs?

When a study reports a U-shaped curve it means that **there is the lowest incidence of disease in the middle ranges, with peaks in both the lower and upper ranges**. A graph of the outcomes would look something like the image on the right. A similar type of graph is sometimes reported as a “backwards-J” shaped curve.

## What is the U-shaped curve of a quadratic equation?

The graph of a quadratic function is a U-shaped curve called **a parabola**. It can be drawn by plotting solutions to the equation, by finding the vertex and using the axis of symmetry to plot selected points, or by finding the roots and vertex. The standard form of a quadratic equation is .

## How do you find the AOS of a parabola?

The x -coordinate of the vertex is the equation of the axis of symmetry of the parabola. For a quadratic function in standard form, y=ax2+bx+c , the axis of symmetry is a vertical line **x=−b2a** .

## What is a parabola shape?

In mathematics, a parabola is **a plane curve which is mirror-symmetrical and is approximately U-shaped**. It fits several superficially different mathematical descriptions, which can all be proved to define exactly the same curves. One description of a parabola involves a point (the focus) and a line (the directrix).

## How do u say parabola?

Video quote: *Parábola para hablar parábola para hablar para hablar al habla.*

## What is formula of parabola?

The simplest equation of a parabola is **y ^{2} = x** when the directrix is parallel to the y-axis. In general, if the directrix is parallel to the y-axis in the standard equation of a parabola is given as: y

^{2}= 4ax.

## What is the shape of a quadratic equation?

parabola

The graph of a quadratic function is called **a parabola** and has a curved shape. One of the main points of a parabola is its vertex.

## How do you tell the shape of a graph from an equation?

Video quote: *And first one we're gonna look at is our y equals x squared and to square the value on this program all you have to do is click this button and we have y equals x squared. Now.*

## How do you know how wide a parabola is?

The greater the quadratic coefficient, the narrower the parabola. **The lesser the quadratic coefficient, the wider the parabola**.

## Is a quadratic equation a parabola?

**The graph of a quadratic equation in two variables (y = ax ^{2} + bx + c ) is called a parabola**.

## How do you find a quadratic equation?

**Summary**

- Quadratic Equation in Standard Form: ax
^{2}+ bx + c = 0. - Quadratic Equations can be factored.
- Quadratic Formula: x = −b ± √(b
^{2}− 4ac) 2a. - When the Discriminant (b
^{2}−4ac) is: positive, there are 2 real solutions. zero, there is one real solution. negative, there are 2 complex solutions.

## What does the quadratic formula tell you about the parabola?

The quadratic formula **provides the roots (also called zeroes or x-intercepts) of a quadratic equation**. A quadratic equation is a second-degree equation; its highest term is raised to the second power. Quadratic equations take the form of a parabola.

## How do you write the quadratic equation of a parabola?

Video quote: *Function in the form f of X equals a times the quantity X minus H squared plus K based upon the graph we will also find the equation in the form f of X equals ax squared plus BX plus C as well.*

## How do you write a quadratic equation with two points?

**How do you write a quadratic function in standard form with two points?**

- y = a(x – h)2 + k (or the vertex form where (h, k) is the vertex location).
- y = a(x – p)(x – q) (or the x-intercepts form where p and q are the x-intercepts).
- y = ax2 + bx + c (or the standard form).

## How do you find the quadratic equation from a table on Desmos?

Video quote: *So this minus 1 here is what would go in for the a value. This minus 64 is going for the C value now this value is a really smallest to the minus 15 essentially.*

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