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2-39.

Make predictions about how many times the graph of each equation below will touch the -axis. You may first want to rewrite some of the equations in a more useful form.

How many

-intercepts are there?

Look at parts (a) through (c). Remember to factor first to find the

-intercepts.

Look at parts (a) through (d).

Look at parts (a) through (d). Remember to factor

out.

Check your predictions with your calculator.

Write a clear explanation describing how you can tell whether the graph of a parabola will touch the

-axis at only one point.What pattern did you notice above?