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From: Doug Shields <dougshields1977@hotmail.com> To: Teacher2Teacher Public Discussion Date: 2004040515:11:09 Subject: Algebraic expression of the vertex of the Phantom Parabola I love the phantom parabola idea. Here might be an addendum to that day's lecture: The vertex of the parabola corresponding to y = ax^2 + bx + c is at (b/2a, b^2/4a + c). If the roots of the equation are complex, and we write the solutions as r +/ si, then the coordinates of the vertex are simply (r, as^2). Doug.
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