# How do you find the axis of symmetry if only given points (-5,-1) and and (3, -1)?

##### 1 Answer

Oct 22, 2015

Plot the points on graph paper and notice that you have the same y-coordinate for both points.

#### Explanation:

This is a parabola that either opens upward or downward because at

Because a parabola is symmetric, the axis of symmetry must lie exactly midway between the two x-values.

Axis of Symmetry:

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