A quadratic function is a polynomial equation that is in the form where a, b, and c are real numbers and a is not equal to zero. The simplest form of the quadratic function is
The following example uses LiveMath to explore this function and its transformations.
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By zooming out and changing the value given a, you will see some simple transformations for this function. Some of them are displayed in the following Graph Theory.