The water bridge of Algebra 2

Jaelynn Bradley , greg

The vertex and points

V : (2,7)

The points (4,0)

At the Coppell Highschool fountain

Standard and vertex form

Standard : y=ax2 +bx+c

Vertex form : y= a(x-h)2 +k

Q: What does the height of water leaving the spout represent ?

It he height represents the maximum point of the parabola

Q: what is the maximum height of the water

The maximum height of the water is 7

Q: how far away from the spout is the water when it reaches this maximum height ?

When it reaches it's maximum height it would be 2

Q: what is the domain related to the distance the water is from the spout?

The domain would be [0,4]

What is the range related to the height of the water?

The related range would be [0,7]

Q: at the spot where the water hits the tray, what is the relevance to the equation?