# Thread: Ti-Nspire CAS Vertex to Standard Form

1. ## Ti-Nspire CAS Vertex to Standard Form

Hey guys.

I have a Ti-Nspire CAS and wanted to know how I can make an equation go from Vertex to Standard form, or if there's a program that'll help me do it. Please let me know. Thanks.

2. ## Re: Ti-Nspire CAS Vertex to Standard Form

Just use the "expand" function in calculator mode.

3. ## Re: Ti-Nspire CAS Vertex to Standard Form

I tried.i put in expand(x^2+12x+32) and it came back as x^2+12x+32

4. ## Re: Ti-Nspire CAS Vertex to Standard Form

$y=x^2+12x+32$ is in standard form ... to get it in vertex form, graph it and locate the vertex coordinates $(h,k)$ by calculating a function minimum (or maximum depending on the parabola) ... vertex form is $y=(x-h)^2+k$ for a quadratic with leading coefficient $a=1$.