I'm having trouble graphing the parabola .

I rearrange and factor: . This isn't really the form because of the extra constant. Is the parabola just a transformation of ? I'm not nsure how to graph this.

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- Sep 11th 2009, 12:45 PMadkinsjrParabola Graph
I'm having trouble graphing the parabola .

I rearrange and factor: . This isn't really the form because of the extra constant. Is the parabola just a transformation of ? I'm not nsure how to graph this.

Edit: - Sep 11th 2009, 01:47 PMpickslides

What kind of parabola is this? - Sep 12th 2009, 06:27 PMadkinsjr

You made an error: http://www.mathhelpforum.com/math-he...864b9f68-1.gif , it should be

I finally figured it out. The equation can be factored This is just a transformation of the parabola which can be written as . So it is a parabola where the x-axis is the axis of symmetry. In other words, it's sideways.