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**butterscotchlover2****Member**- Registered: 2017-06-15
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A portion of the graph of f(x)=ax^3+bx^2+cx+d is shown below.

What is the value of 8a-4b+2c-d?

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**bob bundy****Administrator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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Hi butterscotchlover2

Welcome to the forum.

Hard to tell from the image I am viewing but it looks like the curve crosses the x axis at 0 1 & 2

That would make the function ax(x-1)(x-2)

Also looks like (4,3) is on the curve which will tell you the value of a.

Bob

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**butterscotchlover2****Member**- Registered: 2017-06-15
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I am confused, how does (4,3) tell me the value of a.

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**bob bundy****Administrator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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There are 4 unknowns so, normally, you would need 4 bits of information. The 3 crossing points isn't enough so I looked for a point on the graph. If you put x=4 & y=3 you be able to rearrange to find a. If you then expand the brackets you will be able to find all the unknowns.

Bob

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**stelii123****Member**- Registered: 2017-06-27
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4x2 – 4x + 1 = 0

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