Ok, I'm fixing to go crazy over here. The professor didn't explain these things, and the book DEFINITELY doesn't explain anything like this.
My problems go like this:
"Write the standard form of the equation of the parabola that has the indicated vertex and whose graph passes through the given point."
Vertex: (2, -1) Point: (5, 17)
I know how to stick the vertex into standard form, but I don't know what the crap to do with the point!
I don't freaking get it! The internet isn't any help at all either.