# Thread: More help with Quad functions

1. ## More help with Quad functions

without graphing , whether the given quad function has a maximum or minimum value and then find it's value.

Here's the problem

f(x) = -2x^2+12x

I tried completing the square, but it doesn't work.

-2x^2 + 12x take 12/2+ 6 ^2 + 36 = (-2x^2+12x+36)

Factor out -2(x^2-6x-18) and the problem doesn't factor from here. What am I missing?

Thank You

Jason

2. What do you need completing the square for?

a = -2, b = 12 now evaluate.

Remember Min/Max is $(\frac{-b}{2a},f\left(\frac{-b}{2a}\right))$

You don't need to factor.

3. Thanks again.