# How do you find the vertex of #y=x^2 + 4x + 2#?

##### 1 Answer

Jan 26, 2016

Convert the given equation into vertex form to find:

vertex at

#### Explanation:

The general vertex form for a parabola is

with its vertex at

Given

Completing the square

which is in vertex form with the vertex at

Just to help verify this result, here is the graph of

graph{x^2+4x+2 [-8.702, 2.397, -3.11, 2.437]}