# How do you find the axis of symmetry, graph and find the maximum or minimum value of the function #p(x)=(x+5)^2-3#?

##### 1 Answer

May 13, 2018

As it is a positive

Put the values x =-4, -3, -2 and -1 into the equation to give

```
y=-2, 1, 6, and 13
```

Plot these points and then copy them on the left of the line of symmetry.