 5.7.1: An equation that can be written in the standard form ax2 + bx + c =...
 5.7.2: The zeroproduct principle states that if AB = 0, then ______________.
 5.7.3: The solutions of ax2 + bx + c = 0 correspond to the ______________ ...
 5.7.4: The equation 5x2 = 20x can be written in standard form by _________...
 5.7.5: The equation x2 + 4 = 8x  12 can be written in standard form by __...
 5.7.6: The result of setting two polynomials equal to each other is called...
 5.7.7: A triangle with one angle measuring 90 is called a/an _____________...
 5.7.8: The Pythagorean Theorem states that in any ______________ triangle,...
 5.7.9: 3x2 = 2  5x
 5.7.10: 5x2 = 2 + 3x
 5.7.11: x2 = 8x
 5.7.12: x2 = 4x
 5.7.13: 3x2 = 5x
 5.7.14: 2x2 = 5x
 5.7.15: x2 + 4x + 4 = 0
 5.7.16: x2 + 6x + 9 = 0
 5.7.17: x2 = 14x  49
 5.7.18: x2 = 12x  36
 5.7.19: 9x2 = 30x  25
 5.7.20: 4x2 = 12x  9
 5.7.21: x2  25 = 0
 5.7.22: x2  49 = 0
 5.7.23: 9x2 = 100
 5.7.24: 4x2 = 25
 5.7.25: x(x  3) = 18
 5.7.26: x(x  4) = 21
 5.7.27: (x  3)(x + 8) = 30
 5.7.28: (x  1)(x + 4) = 14
 5.7.29: x(x + 8) = 16(x  1)
 5.7.30: x(x + 9) = 4(2x + 5)
 5.7.31: (x + 1) 2  5(x + 2) = 3x + 7
 5.7.32: (x + 1) 2 = 2(x + 5)
 5.7.33: x(8x + 1) = 3x2  2x + 2
 5.7.34: 2x(x + 3) = 5x  15
 5.7.35: x2 18 + x 2 + 1 = 0
 5.7.36: x2 4  5x 2 + 6 = 0
 5.7.37: x3 + 4x2  25x  100 = 0
 5.7.38: x3  2x2  x + 2 = 0
 5.7.39: x3  x2 = 25x  25
 5.7.40: x3 + 2x2 = 16x + 32
 5.7.41: 3x4  48x2 = 0
 5.7.42: 5x4  20x2 = 0
 5.7.43: x4  4x3 + 4x2 = 0
 5.7.44: x4  6x3 + 9x2 = 0
 5.7.45: 2x3 + 16x2 + 30x = 0
 5.7.46: 3x3  9x2  30x = 0
 5.7.47: y = x2  6x + 8
 5.7.48: y = x2  2x  8
 5.7.49: y = x2 + 6x + 8
 5.7.50: y = x2 + 2x  8
 5.7.51: x(x + 1) 3  42(x + 1) 2 = 0
 5.7.52: x(x  2) 3  35(x  2) 2 = 0
 5.7.53: 4x[x(3x  2)  8](25x2  40x + 16) = 0
 5.7.54: 7x[x(2x  5)  12](9x2 + 30x + 25) = 0
 5.7.55: f(x) = x2  4x  27 and f(c) = 5.
 5.7.56: f(x) = 5x2  11x + 6 and f(c) = 4.
 5.7.57: f(x) = 2x3 + x2  8x + 2 and f(c) = 6.
 5.7.58: f(x) = x3 + 4x2  x + 6 and f(c) = 10.
 5.7.59: The product of the number decreased by 1 and increased by 4 is 24.
 5.7.60: The product of the number decreased by 6 and increased by 2 is 20.
 5.7.61: If 5 is subtracted from 3 times the number, the result is the squar...
 5.7.62: If the square of the number is subtracted from 61, the result is th...
 5.7.63: f(x) = 3 x2 + 4x  45
 5.7.64: f(x) = 7 x2  3x  28
 5.7.65: How long will it take the gymnast to reach the ground? Use this inf...
 5.7.66: When will the gymnast be 8 feet above the ground? Identify the solu...
 5.7.67: In a roundrobin chess tournament, 21 games were played. How many p...
 5.7.68: In a roundrobin chess tournament, 36 games were played. How many p...
 5.7.69: Identify your solution to Exercise 67 as a point on the graph.
 5.7.70: Identify your solution to Exercise 68 as a point on the graph.
 5.7.71: The length of a rectangular sign is 3 feet longer than the width. I...
 5.7.72: A rectangular parking lot has a length that is 3 yards greater than...
 5.7.73: Each side of a square is lengthened by 3 inches. The area of this n...
 5.7.74: Each side of a square is lengthened by 2 inches. The area of this n...
 5.7.75: A pool measuring 10 meters by 20 meters is surrounded by a path of ...
 5.7.76: A vacant rectangular lot is being turned into a community vegetable...
 5.7.77: As part of a landscaping project, you put in a flower bed measuring...
 5.7.78: As part of a landscaping project, you put in a flower bed measuring...
 5.7.79: A machine produces open boxes using square sheets of metal. The fig...
 5.7.80: A machine produces open boxes using square sheets of metal. The mac...
 5.7.81: The rectangular floor of a closet is divided into two right triangl...
 5.7.82: A piece of wire measuring 20 feet is attached to a telephone pole a...
 5.7.83: A tree is supported by a wire anchored in the ground 15 feet from i...
 5.7.84: A tree is supported by a wire anchored in the ground 5 feet from it...
 5.7.85: What is a quadratic equation?
 5.7.86: What is the zeroproduct principle?
 5.7.87: Explain how to solve x2  x = 6.
 5.7.88: Describe the relationship between the solutions of a quadratic equa...
 5.7.89: What is a polynomial equation? When is it in standard form?
 5.7.90: What is the degree of a polynomial equation? What are polynomial eq...
 5.7.91: Explain how to solve x3 + x2 = x + 1.
 5.7.92: If something is thrown straight up, or possibly dropped, describe a...
 5.7.93: A toy rocket is launched vertically upward. Using a quadratic equat...
 5.7.94: Describe a situation in which a landscape designer might use polyno...
 5.7.95: In your own words, state the Pythagorean Theorem.
 5.7.96: Use the graph of y = x2 + 3x  4 to solve x2 + 3x  4 = 0.
 5.7.97: Use the graph of y = x3 + 3x2  x  3 to solve x3 + 3x2  x  3 = 0.
 5.7.98: Use the graph of y = 2x3  3x2  11x + 6 to solve 2x3  3x2  11x +...
 5.7.99: Use the graph of y = x4 + 4x3  4x2 to solve x4 + 4x3  4x2 = 0.
 5.7.100: Use the TABLE feature of a graphing utility to verify the solution ...
 5.7.101: Im working with a quadratic function that describes the length of t...
 5.7.102: I set the quadratic equation 2x2  5x = 12 equal to zero and obtain...
 5.7.103: Because some trinomials are prime, some quadratic equations cannot ...
 5.7.104: Im looking at a graph with one x@intercept, so it must be the graph...
 5.7.105: Quadratic equations solved by factoring always have two different s...
 5.7.106: If 4x(x2 + 49) = 0, then 4x = 0 or x2 + 49 = 0 x = 0 or x = 7 or x ...
 5.7.107: If 4 is a solution of 7y2 + (2k  5)y  20 = 0, then k must equal 14.
 5.7.108: Some quadratic equations have more than two solutions.
 5.7.109: Write a quadratic equation in standard form whose solutions are 3 ...
 5.7.110: Solve: x2 + 2x  36 = 12.
 5.7.111: Solve: 3x  2 = 8. (Section 4.3, Example 1)
 5.7.112: Simplify: 3(5  7) 2 + 216 + 12 , (3). (Section 1.2, Example 7)
 5.7.113: You invested $3000 in two accounts paying 5% and 8% annual interest...
 5.7.114: If f(x) = 120x 100  x , find f(20).
 5.7.115: Find the domain of f(x) = 4 x  2 .
 5.7.116: Factor the numerator and the denominator. Then simplify by dividing...
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Cholesky factorization
A = CTC = (L.J]))(L.J]))T for positive definite A.

Column space C (A) =
space of all combinations of the columns of A.

Cramer's Rule for Ax = b.
B j has b replacing column j of A; x j = det B j I det A

Diagonalizable matrix A.
Must have n independent eigenvectors (in the columns of S; automatic with n different eigenvalues). Then SI AS = A = eigenvalue matrix.

Elimination.
A sequence of row operations that reduces A to an upper triangular U or to the reduced form R = rref(A). Then A = LU with multipliers eO in L, or P A = L U with row exchanges in P, or E A = R with an invertible E.

Fibonacci numbers
0,1,1,2,3,5, ... satisfy Fn = Fnl + Fn 2 = (A7 A~)I()q A2). Growth rate Al = (1 + .J5) 12 is the largest eigenvalue of the Fibonacci matrix [ } A].

GaussJordan method.
Invert A by row operations on [A I] to reach [I AI].

Kirchhoff's Laws.
Current Law: net current (in minus out) is zero at each node. Voltage Law: Potential differences (voltage drops) add to zero around any closed loop.

Kronecker product (tensor product) A ® B.
Blocks aij B, eigenvalues Ap(A)Aq(B).

Lucas numbers
Ln = 2,J, 3, 4, ... satisfy Ln = L n l +Ln 2 = A1 +A~, with AI, A2 = (1 ± /5)/2 from the Fibonacci matrix U~]' Compare Lo = 2 with Fo = O.

Markov matrix M.
All mij > 0 and each column sum is 1. Largest eigenvalue A = 1. If mij > 0, the columns of Mk approach the steady state eigenvector M s = s > O.

Orthonormal vectors q 1 , ... , q n·
Dot products are q T q j = 0 if i =1= j and q T q i = 1. The matrix Q with these orthonormal columns has Q T Q = I. If m = n then Q T = Q 1 and q 1 ' ... , q n is an orthonormal basis for Rn : every v = L (v T q j )q j •

Pascal matrix
Ps = pascal(n) = the symmetric matrix with binomial entries (i1~;2). Ps = PL Pu all contain Pascal's triangle with det = 1 (see Pascal in the index).

Permutation matrix P.
There are n! orders of 1, ... , n. The n! P 's have the rows of I in those orders. P A puts the rows of A in the same order. P is even or odd (det P = 1 or 1) based on the number of row exchanges to reach I.

Positive definite matrix A.
Symmetric matrix with positive eigenvalues and positive pivots. Definition: x T Ax > 0 unless x = O. Then A = LDLT with diag(D» O.

Rayleigh quotient q (x) = X T Ax I x T x for symmetric A: Amin < q (x) < Amax.
Those extremes are reached at the eigenvectors x for Amin(A) and Amax(A).

Schwarz inequality
Iv·wl < IIvll IIwll.Then IvTAwl2 < (vT Av)(wT Aw) for pos def A.

Semidefinite matrix A.
(Positive) semidefinite: all x T Ax > 0, all A > 0; A = any RT R.

Skewsymmetric matrix K.
The transpose is K, since Kij = Kji. Eigenvalues are pure imaginary, eigenvectors are orthogonal, eKt is an orthogonal matrix.

Symmetric matrix A.
The transpose is AT = A, and aU = a ji. AI is also symmetric.