Evaluating a Quadratic Function

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Taught by mrbrianmclogan
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Lesson Summary:

This lesson teaches how to evaluate a quadratic function by inputting a variable into the equation and simplifying it. The quadratic function given is f(x) = 3x² - 2x + 2. By inputting -1 and 1/3 into the function, students learn how to find the output value. The lesson emphasizes the importance of having unique output values for a function and simplifying the equations to get the correct answer.

Lesson Description:

How to evaluate a quadratic function

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Questions answered by this video:
  • How do you evaluate a quadratic function for given values?
  • How do you evaluate f(-1) if f(x) = 3x^2 - 2x + 2?
  • How does f(1/3) equal if f(x) = 3x^2 - 2x + 2?
  • Staff Review

    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    This lesson shows how to evaluate a quadratic function given a value for x. You will learn how to plug the x-value into x and simplify to obtain the value of the function. All steps are shown and explained. This is a good place to start for understanding function notation and how to evaluate a function for a value.