This lesson provides an overview of parabolas and focuses on quadratic functions, which are a special type of parabola. The general form for a quadratic equation is alpha x equals a x squared plus bx plus c, and it's important to understand that the vertex of a parabola is either the bottom or the top of the U-shaped graph. Additionally, every parabola has an axis of symmetry that runs through the vertex, and we can determine the axis of symmetry and vertex algebraically using the formula opposite of B over 2A. Overall, this lesson provides a solid foundation for understanding parabolas and quadratic functions.
Overview of Parabolas
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