Angry Birds: The Parabolic Edition
First, I graphed the starting and ending points, (6,0) and (26,0). Then, I found the point exactly in the middle of these two and counted up 22 units from there, for the maximum height of 22. This was the vertex. By connecting these three points, I completed the graph.
I calculated the axis of symmetry using the formula x=-b/2a. X=-16/-2, so X=8. Then, I plugged 8 into the equation for X. Y=-64+128-39. Y=25. So, the vertex is (8,25). After graphing the vertex, I graphed the y intercept, -39, and plugged in more values of X to find more points to graph.
Seeing that the graph starts and ends at 0 and 24, the axis of symmetry has to be the midpoint, 12. According to the graph, the maximum point is 15, so the vertex is (12,15).
What was the total distance your bird traveled? 44 yards
Yellow bird flew the highest, and red bird traveled the longest.
Yellow bird hit King Pig, and red bird hit Moustache Pig.