# Exam-Style Questions on Quadratic Graphs

## Problems on Quadratic Graphs adapted from questions set in previous Mathematics exams.

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IB Standard

A function is defined as $$f(x) = 2{(x - 3)^2} - 5$$ .

(a) Show that $$f(x) = 2{x^2} - 12x + 13$$.

(b) Write down the equation of the axis of symmetry of this graph.

(c) Find the coordinates of the vertex of the graph of $$f(x)$$.

(d) Write down the y-intercept.

(e) Make a sketch the graph of $$f(x)$$.

Let $$g(x) = {x^2}$$. The graph of $$f(x)$$ may be obtained from the graph of $$g(x)$$ by the two transformations:

• a stretch of scale factor $$s$$ in the y-direction;
• followed by a translation of $$\left( {\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} j\\ k \end{array}} \right)$$ .

(f) Find the values of $$j$$, $$k$$ and $$s$$.

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