# How do you graph # f(x)=x^2+3#?

##### 1 Answer

Calculate the vertex and the

**Step 1.** Your equation is almost in vertex form.

Re-write it slightly to get

We see that

**Step 2.** Find the vertex.

The vertex is at (

**Step 3.** Find the

Set

The

**Step 4.** Find the

Set

There are no

**Step 5.** Calculate a few more points.

Try

**Step 6.** Draw your axes and plot the three points.

**Step 6.** Draw a smooth parabola that passes through the four points.

And you have your graph.