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Making up an Equation That Satisfies Given Conditions

Joystar1977

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Jul 24, 2013
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Make up an equation that satisfies the given conditions: must have x-intercepts at (-1, 0) and (2, 0). It must also have a y-intercept at (0, 4).

Is it correct to say that the equation with x-intercepts would look like this:

y = (x - 2) (x + 1)


How do you factor the y-intercept?
 

MarkFL

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Feb 24, 2012
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Re: Making up an Equation Satisfies Given Conditions

Make up an equation that satisfies the given conditions: must have x-intercepts at (-1, 0) and (2, 0). It must also have a y-intercept at (0, 4).

Is it correct to say that the equation with x-intercepts would look like this:

y = (x - 2) (x + 1)


How do you factor the y-intercept?
You are definitely on the right track. I would use the form:

\(\displaystyle y=k(x-2)(x+1)\)

Now let $y=4$ and $x=0$ and solve for $k$. :D