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14-Para Forming

posted Aug 17, 2011, 5:58 AM by Gregory Taylor   [ updated Mar 14, 2017, 6:21 AM ]

"Zeroes means x-intercepts... complex numbers... I can wait longer for that one to sink in," Para offered, sensing Maud's hesitation.

"No, it's fine," he assured. "I was just wondering how you might look in another form."

The blonde smiled. "I can demonstrate! Of course, I'll want to pick a quadratic individual with interesting coefficients... hold on." She took another quick sip of her drink before standing up, taking a step back, and tapping at her device. "We'll keep the ears up, have a common factor... yes, here's one."

Similar to Lyn before, the longer haired girl now thrust her left arm out to the side. "Quadratic, transforming!"

The centre of the bow tied around Para's neck suddenly lit up, displaying the numeral '-24', even as her watch began to flash a '3'. Added to this, her earrings morphed to the point where each of them was able to display the numeral '-6'.

"Standard form, 3 x-squared, minus 6 x, minus 24," Para declared. She righted herself and clicked her heels together. "Now, which form, vertex or factored?"

Maud rubbed his chin. "Is one more graphic?"

Para shrugged. "They're both Cartesian."