Brief Review of Linear and Quadratic Functions

Do all of these without using your calculator. You may use your calculator to check your

1. Solve the equations for x .

a. 2-3(5-2x)+7x = 3x +8


c. 3x2 - 7x = 6 (Solve by factoring.)

d. 2x2 +1= -5x

2. Find the equation of the line that passes through the point (-3, 5) and has slope of
-2/3. Write the equation in slope- intercept form . Graph this line.

3. Find the slope of the line through the points (-325, 126) and (-416, -519).

4. Graph the function . What is the x-intercept?

5. If x-y data is graphed with x representing the number of acres and y representing
the number of cows, what are the units on the slope of the line between two of the

6. Find the x- and y-intercepts and complete the square to find the vertex . Graph the
function f (x) = 2x2 + 5x -12.

7. Let .

a. Find the domain of f.
b. Find f(5).
c. Find f(x-2).
d. How does the graph of f(x-2) differ from the graph of f(x)?
e. How does the graph of f(x)-2 differ from the graph of f(x)?
f. How does the graph of 0.2f(x) differ from the graph of f(x)?

Partial Solutions and Answers .

1.Solve the equations for x.

a. 13x-13=3x+8 so x = 21/10 or 2.1.

b. 8x-9=10 and so x=19/8 or 2.375.

c. (x-3)(3x+2)=0 and so x=3, x= -2/3 are solutions .

d. Using the quadratic formula
2. is the slope-intercept form. Check your graph on the


4. The x-intercept is 40/3. Check the graph on your calculator.

5. . Units on slope are the vertical axis units divided by the horizontal
axis units.

6. y-intercept (Set x=0): y=-12
x-intercepts (Set y=0 and solve the quadratic equation ): x = 3/2 and x= -4.

Vertex :   note :

vertex :

7. Let .

a. Find the domain of f. Cannot take square roots of negative numbers so x+4 is
greater than 0. Cannot divide by 0 so x+4 does not equal 0. Answer: x> -4.



d. Shift f(x) 2 units to the right.

e. Shift f(x) 2 units down.

f. Graph is vertically shrunk by a factor of 0.2.

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