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− | We write <math>p(x)</math> as <math>a(x-h)^2+k</math> (this is possible for any parabola). Then the reflection of <math>p(x)</math> is <math>q(x) = -a(x-h)^2+k</math>. Then we find <math>p(x) + q(x) = 2k</math>. Since <math>p(1) = a+b+c</math> and <math>q(1) = d+e+f</math>, we have <math>a+b+c+d+e+f = 2k</math>, so the answer is <math>\ | + | We write <math>p(x)</math> as <math>a(x-h)^2+k</math> (this is possible for any parabola). Then the reflection of <math>p(x)</math> is <math>q(x) = -a(x-h)^2+k</math>. Then we find <math>p(x) + q(x) = 2k</math>. Since <math>p(1) = a+b+c</math> and <math>q(1) = d+e+f</math>, we have <math>a+b+c+d+e+f = 2k</math>, so the answer is <math>\fbox{E}</math>. |
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Problem
The parabola with equation and vertex is reflected about the line . This results in the parabola with equation . Which of the following equals ?
Solution
We write as (this is possible for any parabola). Then the reflection of is . Then we find . Since and , we have , so the answer is .
See Also
2001 AMC 12 (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | |
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Followed by Problem 14 |
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