The exam will cover the topics of Circles, Parabolas and Lines

Remember that the circle is defined by its CENTER and RADIUS

Remember that the important characteristics of a Parabola are: VERTEX, LINE OF SYMMETRY, X-Intercepts (“Roots”) and Y-Intercept

The Parabola has the two forms

General Form: $latex Ax^{2}+Bx+C=0$

Standard Form $latex A(x-h)^{2}+k=0$

The x-coordinate of the vertex is $latex \frac{-B}{2A}$

To get the y-coordinate of the vertex, put the x-value into $latex Ax^{2}+Bx+C$

and evaluate it.

The circle has the two forms

General Form: $latex Ax^{2}+Ay^{2}+Cx+Dy+C=0$

Standard Form $latex (x-h)^{2}+(y-k)^{2}=r^{2}$

The Center is at the point (h,k) and the radius = r.

Review these for the exam:


Graphs-Graphs of Quadratic Equations. (Problems 1-4)

Graphs-Intro to Conics (Problems 1 and 12)

ShiftingParabolas (Understand all of these)

Graphs-Equation of a Line (Problems 4 and 6)

REMEMBER the 6-point process.