# How do you find the vertex and intercepts for #y=x^2+4x-5#?

##### 1 Answer

Vertex:

y-intercept:

x-intercepts:

#### Explanation:

To begin, let's convert the given equation

into "vertex form":

Completing the square:

Simplifying and writing as a squared binomial:

or

which is in vertex form with vertex at

**The y-intercept** is the value of

**The x-intercepts** are the values of

graph{x^2+4x-5 [-12.37, 10.13, -10.305, 0.945]}