# How do you graph y=(x-4)^2 by plotting points?

Aug 7, 2018

Assign a value to x to find the value of y.

#### Explanation:

If x is $- 1$, $y = {\left(- 5\right)}^{2} = 25$

If x is zero $y = {\left(- 4\right)}^{2} = 16$

If x is 1, $y = {\left(- 3\right)}^{2} = 9$

If x is 4, $y = 0$

etc.

You can plot it now:

graph{(x-4)^2 [-5.42, 14.58, -1.72, 8.28]}