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7-80.

Find an equation for the parabola that passes through the points $(−1,10),(0,5),\ \text{and}\ (2,7)$.

Create a system of three equations in three variables using the points and the equation $y=ax^2+bx+c$.

$a−b+c=10\\c=5\\4a+2b+c=7$

Substitute the value for c into the first and third equations to simplify.
You now have a system of two equations with two variables to solve.

$y=2x^2−3x+5$

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