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On graph paper, graph the parabola .  

  1. What are the roots () of the parabola?

    Look at the graph. Where does the parabola cross the ?

  2. Read the Math Notes box for this lesson. Then solve the equation algebraically. Did your solutions match your roots from part (a)?

    Use the Quadratic Formula.

    One solution is  , or .

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