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### Precalculus Enhanced with Graphing Utilities

Book edition 6th
Author(s) Sullivan
Pages 1200 pages
ISBN 9780321795465

# The graph of a quadratic function is called a _________.

The graph of a quadratic function is called a parabola.

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## Step 1. Given information.

The given statement is:

The graph of a quadratic function is called a _________.

## Step 2. Determine the missing term for the blank.

The graph of a quadratic function $f\left(x\right)=a{x}^{2}+bx+c,a\ne 0$ is a U-shaped curve. It opens upwards if $a>0$ and it opens downwards if $a<0$. These types of curves are known as parabolas.

## Step 3. Conclusion.

The graph of a quadratic function is called a parabola.