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Write the quadratic equation
represented by the graph shown. Give your answer in factored
form.

To do this, letβs consider some
features of the graph of quadratic functions like shape, π¦-intercept, roots, and
vertex. The shape of this parabola opens
upward. And that tells us that our π-value
will be positive, greater than zero. We have a π¦-intercept located at
the point zero, zero. To find the roots, we look for the
place where the graph crosses the π₯-axis. Here we have a root at zero, zero
and at five, zero. The vertex of this graph has been
labeled. Itβs a minimum coordinate located
at two and a half, negative 6.25.

What we wanna do now is think a
little bit more about the roots. The roots are sometimes called
solutions. Theyβre the place where our
function equals zero. We have solutions when π₯ equals
zero and when π₯ equals five. We can take these solutions and
turn them into factors. Because π₯ is the same thing as π₯
minus zero, π₯ equals zero is a factor. And for factor two, we would want
to say π₯ minus five equals zero. Here are two factors. However, we still donβt know what
our π-value is because there are many equations that have the factors π₯ and π₯
minus five. And that means we should have π of
π₯ equals π times π₯ times π₯ minus five.

To solve for π, we can plug in
coordinates of points we know fall on this graph. We know that when π₯ equals 2.5, π
of π₯ equals negative 6.25. Two and a half minus five is
negative two and a half. Two and a half times negative two
and a half equals negative 6.25. And if we divide both sides of the
equation by negative 6.25, we see that π equals one. And if π equals one, then our
factored form is π of π₯ equals π₯ times π₯ minus five. We always want to check for this
π-value because as Iβve just drawn on top of this graph β hereβs an equation that
has the same factors. However, in this case, the π would
have to be less than zero because the graph opens downward, which means itβs not
enough just to know the factors. You need to also check for the
π-value.