# How do you find the axis of symmetry and vertex point of the function: #Y=3x^2 + 8x + 4#?

##### 1 Answer

The axis of symmetry is

The vertex is

#### Explanation:

**Axis of Symmetry**

An imaginary vertical line that divides the parabola into to equal halves.

Equation:

**Axis of symmetry is #x=-4/3#.**

**Vertex**

The maximum or minimum point of the parabola. Since

The

The LCD is

Add the numerators.

Simplify.

**The vertex is #(-4/3,-4/3)#**

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