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    HELPPP Parabola equation.

    Find the equation of th parabola which passes through the point (-1,4) and has vertex (-3,3) and axis x=-3.
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    Quote Originally Posted by emetty90 View Post
    Find the equation of th parabola which passes through the point (-1,4) and has vertex (-3,3) and axis x=-3.
    Hello emetty90,

    Start out with this: y=a(x-h)^2+k, where [tex](h, k) is the vertex.

    y=a(x+3)^2+3

    Now, substitute your point (-1, 4) in for x and y to solve for a.

    Then put it all back together again in the general form y=ax^2+bx+c or vertex form y=a(x-h)^2+k.
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