Graph the quadratic function. Give the vertex, axis of symmetry, domain, and range. f(x)=-2x^2+20x-40

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lfryerda eNotes educator| Certified Educator

To find the vertex of a quadratic function, we need to complete the square of the function.  

`f(x)=-2x^2+20x-40`     factor the first two terms

`=-2(x^2-10x)-40`    turn the brackets into a perfect square

`=-2(x^2-10x+25-25)-40`    expand the last term in the brackets

`=-2(x^2-10x+25)+50-40`   simplify the brackets


The vertex is at `(5,10)` .  Now the domain is always all real numbers for quadratic functions.  Since the function opens down, then the range is `{y in R|y<=10}` .  The axis of symmetry is at `x=5` which is the x-value of the vertex.

atyourservice | Student



`a=-2`  `b=20 `  ` c=-40`

`x=-20/(2xx-2) `        ` x= -20/-4 `   `x=5`

plug in the 5 into the equation






vertex is `(5,10)`

the aos is always the x, so `aos=5`

domain is all real numbers

the range is `y<=10`     the is because a is negative