A quadratic equation is an equation of the second degree which means that one of its terms has a squared root. It is also like standard form (ax^2+bx+c=0). Where a, b and c are constants and x is an unknown variable. The connection with a quadratic function and these basketball shots is that a quadratic function when graphed are usually called parabolas and when a basketball is thrown its shape is in that same form. To create my equation I used the Vertex equation to describe the shot and tell when it hits the top of the curve. The ball according to the picture and the example that I did, shows that it reaches the top of the line at 12 units high. This means that at 12 units high the basketball reaches the maximum point.

**End your blog post with a** **questio**n: Did anyone else think that using the quadratic equation made it easier to use the shifts and align the arch with the basketball curve?

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Yes, using the vertex form was wise! What formula did you get for your function?

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