MATH SOLVE

4 months ago

Q:
# Two students in your class, Tucker and Karly, are disputing a function. Tucker says that for the function, between x = -3 and x = 3, the average rate of change is 0. Karly says that for the function, between x = -3 and x = 3, the graph goes up through a turning point, and then back down. Explain how Tucker and Karly can both be correct, using complete sentences

Accepted Solution

A:

This can occur through a parabola that has zeroes at x = 3 and x = -3. There is no rate of change because the y values do not change at those points because they are both 0. Karly can be correct because that turning point can be a vertex of a parabola. The parabola's function would increase until it reaches it's highest point and then go back down again. In this way, Karly and Tucker can both be correct.

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