Practice!

Sample Problem

Find the vertex of the parabola with the equation (x+4)2=2(y-3/4)

Solution

To find the vertex, compare this equation (x+4)2=2(y-3/4) (which is already in standard form) to

(x-h)2=4p(y-k)

h=-4

k=3/4

p=1/2

The vertex is at (h, k) – (-4, ¾)