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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Last edited by adkinsjr; September 11th 2009 at 01:37 PM.
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.