# How do you find the vertex of the parabola #y = (1/8)(x – 5)^2 - 3#?

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Apr 15, 2018

vertex:

#### Explanation:

it is in vertex form, so any number with x in the parenthesis is the shift in x-axis(if x+5 -->shift 5 to left, if x-5--> shift 5 to right).

and the single number at the end of the equation is the up and down of the y-axis( -3 down 3, 3 up 3). the

Apr 15, 2018

The vertex is

#### Explanation:

where:

therefore the vertex is