# How do I convert the equation #f(x)=x^2-2x-3# to vertex form?

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Jul 29, 2015

The vertex form of a quadratic is given by

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Your equation is

We convert to the "vertex form" by completing the square.

**Step 1.** Move the constant to the other side.

**Step 2.** Square the coefficient of

**Step 3.** Add this value to each side

**Step 4.** Express the right hand side as a square.

**Step 5.** Isolate

The equation is now in vertex form.

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