# High School Math : Understanding Parabolic Functions

## Example Questions

### Example Question #1 : Understanding Parabolic Functions

Based on the figure below, which line depicts a quadratic function?

Green line

Blue line

Red line

Purple line

None of them

Red line

Explanation:

A parabola is one example of a quadratic function, regardless of whether it points upwards or downwards.

The red line represents a quadratic function and will have a formula similar to .

The blue line represents a linear function and will have a formula similar to .

The green line represents an exponential function and will have a formula similar to .

The purple line represents an absolute value function and will have a formula similar to .

### Example Question #1 : Quadratic Functions

Which of the following functions represents a parabola?