Real-World Parabola Project

The Calatrava Bridge in Dallas

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Standard Form

Y=-0.5x^2+3.8x+2.5

Vertex Form

Y=a(x-4)^2+9

Water Fountain Questions

  • What does the height of water leaving the spout represent? -A root.
  • At the spot where the water hits the tray, what is the relevance to the equation? -the second root.
  • What's the maximum hight of the water? (I guess were suppose to make an equation for this problem?) -4inch.
  • How far away from the spout is the water when it reaches this maximum height? -4inch.
  • What is the domain related to the distance the water is from the spout? - 0<x<8
  • What is the range related to the height of the water? - 0<x<4

By Megan Smith and Andrea McKinney