Answer the questions below about the quadratic function.
g(x)= -x^2 -2x +1
a.) does the function have a minimum or maximum value? (answer would be just min or max)
b.) where does the minimum or maximum value occur?
c.) what is the functions minimum or maximum value?
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Since the coefficient of x² is negative (-1)
1. The function has a maximum value.
2. Completing the square gives f (x) = - (x + 1)² + 2
So maximum value occurs when x + 1 = 0, that is when x = -1
3. the maximum value of the fuction is f (-1) = 0 + 2 = 2
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