# How do you find the axis of symmetry and vertex point of the function: #y= -x^2-4x+5#?

##### 1 Answer

The axis of symmetry is

The vertex is

#### Explanation:

**Axis of Symmetry**

An imaginary vertical line that divides the parabola into two equal halves. The formula for determining the axis of symmetry is

**The axis of symmetry is #x=-2#**

**Vertex**

The maximum or minimum point of the parabola. Since

The

**The vertex is #(-2,9)#.**

graph{y=-x^2-4x+5 [-14.95, 13.52, -3.76, 10.48]}