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The quadratic function \displaystyle{y}={a}{x}^{2}+{b}{x}+{c} whose graph passes through the points (1, 4), (2, 1) and (3, 4).

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asked 2021-01-31

The quadratic function \(\displaystyle{y}={a}{x}^{2}+{b}{x}+{c}\) whose graph passes through the points (1, 4), (2, 1) and (3, 4).

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2021-02-01

Calculation:
First, obtain the three system of three linear equation by substituting the coordinate points in \(\displaystyle{y}={a}{x}^{2}+{b}{x}+{c}\)
\(\displaystyle{y}={a}{x}^{2}+{b}{x}+{c}{\left({1}\right)}\)
Consider the first coordinate point (1, 4).
Here, \(\displaystyle{x}={1}{\quad\text{and}\quad}{y}={4}\)
Substitute the values of x and y in the equation (1)
\(\displaystyle{4}={a}{\left({1}\right)}^{2}+{b}{\left({1}\right)}+{c}\)
\(\displaystyle{4}={a}+{b}+{c}\)
Consider the second coordinate point (2, 1)
Here,\(\displaystyle{x}={2}{\quad\text{and}\quad}{y}={1}\)
Substitute the values of x and y in the equation (1)
\(\displaystyle{1}={a}{\left({2}\right)}^{2}+{b}{\left({2}\right)}+{c}\)
\(\displaystyle{1}={4}{a}+{2}{b}+{c}\)
Consider the third coordinate point (3, 4).
Here, \(\displaystyle{x}={3}{\quad\text{and}\quad}{y}={4}\).
Substitute the values of x an y in the equation (1)
\(\displaystyle{4}={a}{\left({3}\right)}^{2}+{b}{\left({3}\right)}+{c}\)
\(\displaystyle{4}={9}{a}+{3}{b}+{c}\)
The obtained equations are,
\(\displaystyle{a}+{b}+{c}={4}{\left({2}\right)}\)
\(\displaystyle{4}{a}+{2}{b}+{c}={1}{\left({3}\right)}\)
\(\displaystyle{9}{a}+{3}{b}+{c}={4}{\left({4}\right)}\)
Step 1: Reduce the system to two equation in two variables.
Eliminate the variable c from (2) and (3) by multiplying (2) by -1 and adding with (3).
\(\displaystyle{\left({2}\right)}\times-{1}:-{a}-{b}-{c}=-{4}\)
\(\displaystyle{\left({3}\right)}:\frac{{{4}{a}+{2}{b}+{c}={1}}}{{{3}{a}+{b}=-{3}}}\)
That is, \(\displaystyle{3}{a}+{b}=-{3}\).
Now, eliminate c from (3) and (4) by multiplying (3) by -1 and adding with (4).
\(\displaystyle{\left({3}\right)}\times-{1}:-{4}{a}-{2}{b}-{c}=-{1}\)
\(\displaystyle{\left({4}\right)}:\frac{{{9}{a}+{3}{b}+{c}={4}}}{{{5}{a}+{b}={3}}}\)
That is, \(\displaystyle{5}{a}+{b}={3}\)
Hence, the system of two equation in two variable is obtained as,
\(\displaystyle{3}{a}+{b}=-{3}{\left({5}\right)}\)
\(\displaystyle{5}{a}+{b}={3}.{\left({6}\right)}\)
Step 2: Solve the resulting system of two equation in two variables.
Multiply equation (5) by -1 and then add with (6)
\(\displaystyle{\left({5}\right)}\times-{1}:-{3}{a}-{b}={3}\)
\(\displaystyle{\left({6}\right)}:\frac{{{5}{a}+{b}={3}}}{{{2}{a}={6}}}\)
Apply the multiplication property of equality and simplify it.
\(\displaystyle\frac{{{2}{a}}}{{2}}=\frac{6}{{2}}\)
\(\displaystyle{a}={3}\)
Step 3: Use back-substribution in one of the equations in two variables to find the value of the second vatiable.
Substitute \(\displaystyle{a}={3}\) in equation (5).
\(\displaystyle{3}{\left({3}\right)}+{b}=-{3}\)
\(\displaystyle{9}+{b}=-{3}\) [Multiply]
\(\displaystyle-{9}+{9}+{b}=-{3}-{9}\) [Subtract 9 from both the sides of the equation]
\(\displaystyle{b}=-{12}\)
Step 4: Back-substitute the values found for two variables into one of the original equations to find the value of the third variable.
Substitute \(\displaystyle{a}={3}{\quad\text{and}\quad}{b}=-{12}\) is (2),
\(\displaystyle{3}-{12}+{c}={4}\)
\(\displaystyle-{9}+{c}={4}\) [Combine the like terms]
\(\displaystyle-{9}+{9}+{c}={4}+{9}\) [ Add 9 to both sides of the equation]
\(\displaystyle{c}={13}\)
With \(\displaystyle{a}={3},{b}=-{12},{c}={13}\), the proposed solution is the ordered triple (3, -12, 13).
Substitute \(\displaystyle{a}={3},{b}=-{12},{c}={13}\) in (1),
\(\displaystyle{y}={a}{x}^{2}+{b}{x}+{c}\)
\(\displaystyle={\left({9}\right)}{x}^{2}+{\left(-{12}\right)}{x}+{13}\)
\(\displaystyle={9}{x}^{2}-{12}{x}+{13}\)
So, the quadratic function whose graph passes through the point (1, 4), (2, 1) and (3, 4) is \(\displaystyle{y}={9}{x}^{2}-{12}{x}+{13}\)

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