Real World Parabola

By: Daniel Storie and Parker Smith

Location- Aquatic center water fountain

Big image

Object close up with the axes

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Object from a distance

Vertex Form- Y=(x-4)^2 + 4

Standard form- y= x^2 + 8x + 20

What does the height of water leaving the spout represent?

This represents the y intercept.

At the spot where the water hits the tray, what is the relevance to the equation?

This is the root or the x intercept of the equation.

What is the maximum height of the water?

4 units.

How far away from the spout is the water when it reaches this maximum height?

4 units away from the spout.

What is the domain related to the distance the water is from the spout?

[0, 8]

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