Quadratic word problems (standard form)

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The number of mosquitoes in Anchorage, Alaska (in millions of mosquitoes) as a function of rainfall (in centimeters) is modeled by:
m, left parenthesis, x, right parenthesis, equals, minus, x, start superscript, 2, end superscript, plus, 14, x
How many centimeters of rain will produce the maximum number of mosquitoes?
  • Your answer should be
  • an integer, like 6
  • a simplified proper fraction, like 3, slash, 5
  • a simplified improper fraction, like 7, slash, 4
  • a mixed number, like 1, space, 3, slash, 4
  • an exact decimal, like 0, point, 75
  • a multiple of pi, like 12, space, p, i or 2, slash, 3, space, p, i
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