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

##### 1 Answer

Minimum

#### Explanation:

Given:

The given function is a quadratic equation that is the graph of a parabola.

When the equation is in vertex form:

the

The parabola has a minimum when

the

the vertex is a minimum since

To graph just find additional points using point-plotting. Since

Graph of

graph{3(x+2)^2 - 1 [-5, 3, -5, 12]}