How do you find the zeros, real and imaginary, of # y=2(x-3)^2 # using the quadratic formula?

1 Answer
Jul 13, 2016

Answer:

#x=3#

Explanation:

Squaring the bracket gives:

#y=2(x^2-6x+9)#

#y=2x^2-12x+18#
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Using #y=ax^2+bx+c# where

#x=(-b+-sqrt(b^2-4ac))/(2a)#

#a=2"; "b=-12"; "c=18#
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#x=(+12+-sqrt((-12)^2-4(2)(18)))/(2(2))#

#x=(+12+-sqrt(144-144))/4#

#x=+3" "# thus the x-axis is tangential to the vertex

Tony B