# How do you find the axis of symmetry, and the maximum or minimum value of the function h(x)=-2(x-1)^2-3?

Mar 15, 2016

vertex (1, -3)

#### Explanation:

h(x) is written in the vertex form. Therefor, the equation of the axis of symmetry is x = 1,
Vertex (1, -3)
Since a < 0, the parabola opens downward. There is a Max at
Vertex (1, -3).