When you're dealing with quadratic functions, maximum and minimum are very likely to come up. This tutorial takes a look at the minimum of a quadratic function. Check it out!

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Background Tutorials

Graph linear and quadratic functions and show intercepts, maxima, and minima.

You can't go through algebra without seeing quadratic functions. The graphs of quadratic functions are parabolas; they tend to look like a smile or a frown. In this tutorial, get introduced to quadratic functions, look at their graphs, and see some examples of quadratic functions!

Further Exploration

Create equations in two or more variables to represent relationships between quantities; graph equations on coordinate axes with labels and scales.

If you graph a linear function, you get a line. If you graph a quadratic function, you get something called a parabola. A parabola tends to look like a smile or a frown, depending on the function. Check out this tutorial and learn about parabolas!

Graph linear and quadratic functions and show intercepts, maxima, and minima.

When you're dealing with quadratic functions, maximum and minimum are very likely to come up. This tutorial takes a look at the maximum of a quadratic function. Check it out!