Use these functions to answer the questions. f(x)=(x+3)2−1 g(x)=−2x2+8x+3 h(t)=−16t2+28t Part A What are the x- and y-intercepts of the graph of the function f(x)? Identify the coordinates of any maxima or minima of the function. Explain your answers. Part B Write the function g(x) in the form y=a(x−h)2+k . Write the equation for the line of symmetry for the graph of g(x). Show all your work and explain your answer. Part C The function h(t) gives the approximate height, in feet, of a dolphin's jump out of water, where t represents the time,

Accepted Solution

Part A
We have [tex]f\left(x\right)=\left(x+3\right)^2-1[/tex]. To solve for the x-intercept, we set f(x) equal to 0.  That is


Take the square root of both sides, 


The x-intercept is (-2,0). 

To solve for the y-intercept, we set x=0. That is 

The y-intercept is (0, 8) 

The coordinates of the optimum point are actually the vertex which can be easily seen from the vertex form equation given above. The minimum point is (-3, -1).

Part B.
We have [tex]g\left(x\right)=-2x^2+8x+3[/tex].
Factor out -2

Complete the square


Part C
We have [tex]h\left(t\right)=-16t^2+28t[/tex].
The maximum height is 12.25 feet after 0.875 seconds from the time of the jump. The dolphin will be back in the water after 1.75 seconds. The graph of the jump is shown in the photo.