How do you find the axis of symmetry, graph and find the maximum or minimum value of the function #y = 2x^2 + 12x - 7#?
Minimum at vertex (-3, -25)
X-coordinate of axis of symmetry:
Since a = 2 > 0, the parabola graph opens upward, there is minimum at vertex.
X-coordinate of vertex: x = -3 (vertex is on axis of symmetry)
Y-coordinate of vertex:
y = y(-3) = 2(9) - 36 - 7 = -25.