# How do you find the vertex and axis of symmetry, and then graph the parabola given by: # f(x)=(x+2)^2-8#?

##### 1 Answer

Sep 27, 2015

Be able to recognize the vertex form of a parabola.

#### Explanation:

The vertex form for a parabola is:

Where,

In this problem,

So, the vertex

The **axis of symmetry** passes through the x-coordinate of the vertex:

graph{(x+2)^2-8 [-20, 20, -10, 10]}

Hope that helps