# Factored form of the quadratic function

🏆Practice representation as a product

## Factored form of the quadratic function

This form is called factored because it uses the factors of a multiplication.

With this form, we can easily identify the points of intersection of the function with the $X$ axis.
The factored form of the quadratic function looks like this:
$y=(x-t) \times (x-k)$

## Test yourself on representation as a product!

Find the standard representation of the following function

$$f(x)=3x(x+4)$$

Where
$t$ and $k$ are the intersection points of the parabola with the $X$ axis.
In the following way: $(t,0) (k,0)$
Let's see an example of the factored form:

$y=(x-7) \times (x+2)$
We can determine that:

the intersection points with the $X$ axis are:
$(7,0)$
$(- 2,0)$
Notice that, since there is a minus sign in the original form before $k$ and $t$, we can deduce that if there is a plus sign before one of them it is negative and, therefore $-2$ and not $2$.

## Examples and exercises with solutions of the factored form of the quadratic function

### Exercise #1

Determine the points of intersection of the function

$y=(x-5)(x+5)$

With the X

### Step-by-Step Solution

To find the point of intersection with the X-axis, we will want to establish that Y=0.

0 = (x-5)(x+5)

When we have an equation of this type, we know that one of these parentheses must be equal to 0, so we will check the possibilities.

x-5 = 0
x = 5

x+5 = 0
x = -5

That is, we have two points of intersection with the x-axis, when we discover their x points, and the y point is already known to us (0, as we placed it):

(5,0)(-5,0)

This is the solution!

$(5,0),(-5,0)$

### Exercise #2

Find the standard representation of the following function

$f(x)=3x(x+4)$

### Video Solution

$f(x)=3x^2+12x$

### Exercise #3

Find the standard representation of the following function

$f(x)=(x+2)(x-4)$

### Video Solution

$f(x)=x^2-2x-8$

### Exercise #4

Find the standard representation of the following function

$f(x)=(x-2)(x+5)$

### Video Solution

$f(x)+x^2+3x-10$

### Exercise #5

Find the standard representation of the following function

$f(x)=(x-6)(x-2)$

### Video Solution

$f(x)=x^2-8x+12$