# How do you determine the direction and shape of the quadratic y=3/2 x^2-4?

Jun 15, 2018

$\text{see explanation}$

#### Explanation:

$\text{the shape of the quadratic is determined by the sign of}$
$\text{the coefficient of the "x^2" term}$

• " if greater than zero then minimum " uuu

• " if less than zero then maximum " nnn

$\text{here "3/2>0" thus opens up}$
graph{3/2x^2-4 [-10, 10, -5, 5]}