9 ) Choose and produce an equivalent form of an expression to reveal and explain properties of the quantity represented by the expression.* [A-SSE3]
a. Factor a quadratic expression to reveal the zeros of the function it defines. [A-SSE3a]
b. Complete the square in a quadratic expression to reveal the maximum or minimum value of the function it defines. [A-SSE3b]
c. Determine a quadratic equation when given its graph or roots. (Alabama)
d. Use the properties of exponents to transform expressions for exponential functions. [A-SSE3c]
Example: The expression 1.15t can be rewritten as (1.151/12)12t ≈ 1.01212t to reveal the approximate equivalent monthly interest rate if the annual rate is 15%.
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