# Lesson 11: Intercepts, Solutions, and Factors

Topic(s):

The lesson begins with a situation where the height of a pop fly in baseball is modeled using a quadratic equation. This motivates an inquiry into finding a method for obtaining solutions beyond the $a(x-p)^2 = q$ case, to the general quadratic $ax^2 + bx + c = 0$. Using factoring and the zero product principle is then presented as a method for solving quadratic equations. Area application problems are covered and at the end of the lesson a method for finding a quadratic equation when given the solutions is presented.

Identifier:
http://www.curriki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Coll_Group_SanDiegoCommunityCollegesDevelopmentalMathExchange/Lesson11InterceptsSolutionsandFactors?bc=;Coll_Group_SanDiegoCommunityCollegesDevelopmentalMathExchange.IntermediateAlgebra;Coll_Group_SanDiegoCommunityCol
Rating:
Creator(s):
Bruce Yoshiwara (Pierce College) and Kathy Yoshiwara (Pierce College)
Cataloger:
Bohdan Rhodehamel
Publisher:
Developmental Mathematics Collection
Rights:
CC BY-NC-SA