The graph of the function f(x) = ax^2 + bx + c has a vertex at x = 1 and passes through the points (0, 1) and (-1, -8). Find a, b and c.

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- Jan 24th 2007, 01:48 PMsymmetryFind a, b and c
The graph of the function f(x) = ax^2 + bx + c has a vertex at x = 1 and passes through the points (0, 1) and (-1, -8). Find a, b and c.

- Jan 24th 2007, 11:35 PMearboth
Hello,

to calculate 3 values you need 3 equations. You know that the x-value of the vertex is . So you have:

The coordinates of the given points must satisfy the equation of the function. Plug in the coordinates:

Solve for a, b and c. Use the method which is the most convenient for you. I've got:

a = -3, b = 6 and c = 1

EB - Jan 25th 2007, 03:58 PMsymmetryok
I thank you for your help and insight.