# How do you find the maximum and minimum of #y=-2(x+1)^2+6#?

##### 1 Answer

Mar 17, 2017

Find the vertex.

#### Explanation:

Finding the maximum or minimum for a quadratic equation like this one is code for finding the vertex.

If

In this case is

So vertex is

Also, whenever a is negative in this format of equation that means you have a downward-opening parabola. Therefore the vertex is a maximum. So the maximum occurs at