# How do find the vertex and axis of symmetry for a quadratic equation #y=-x^2+2x-5#?

##### 1 Answer

Jun 25, 2015

vertex at

axis of symmetry:

#### Explanation:

By rewriting

we can easily extract the vertex.

with a vertex at

Since this is a parabola in standard position (vertical axis)

the axis of symmetry runs though the x coordinate of the vertex.