The a value of a function in the form f(x) = ax2 + bx + c is negative. Which statement must be true?

The vertex is a maximum.

The y-intercept is negative.

The x-intercepts are negative.

The axis of symmetry is to the left of zero.

2 Answer

  • the vertex is maximum
  • Answer:

    A) the vertex is a maximum.

    Step-by-step explanation:

    The function f(x) = ax^2 + bx + c, where is "a" is negative.

    a < 0, means the graph of the parabola opens down. when the parabola opens down we will have the vertex as a maximum point.

    Therefore, answer is A) the vertex is a maximum.

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