# How do you graph #y = (x+3)^2-1#?

##### 1 Answer

Find the vertex and axis of symmetry. Plot the vertex. Determine points on both sides of the axis of symmetry. Plot the points. Sketch a curve to represent the parabola. Do not connect the points.

#### Explanation:

First find the vertex. The **vertex** of the parabola is the point

Next find the axis of symmetry. The is the line

Now determine some points on both sides of the axis of symmetry by substituting values for

graph{y=(x+3)^2-1 [-10, 10, -5, 5]}