Asked by Hailee Mckinney on Mar 10, 2024

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Determine if the parabola $y=x_{2}−5x+8$ opens upward or downward.

A) parabola opens downward

B) parabola opens upward

A) parabola opens downward

B) parabola opens upward

Parabola

A symmetrical plane curve formed by the set of all points equidistant from a fixed point (focus) and a fixed straight line (directrix).

Upward

Directed or moving towards a higher place or position.

Downward

Describes the direction that is towards a lower position or level.

- Analyze the direction (upward or downward) in which a parabola opens.

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Megan Southall

Mar 10, 2024

Final Answer :

B

Explanation :

The coefficient of the squared term is positive, which means that the parabola opens upward.

## Learning Objectives

- Analyze the direction (upward or downward) in which a parabola opens.