# How do you sketch the graph of #y=x^2+4# and describe the transformation?

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Jun 13, 2018

Please see the explanation.

#### Explanation:

A **Quadratic Equation** in standard form:

graph{x^2+4 [-40, 40, -20, 20]}

**Parent Graph**.

If the coefficient of the **x-term (a)** is **positive**, the graph of the parabola **Opens Up**.

If the coefficient of the **x-term (a)** is **negative**, the graph of the parabola **Opens Down**.

The value of **Vertex** of the parabola **Up or Down** .

**y-intercept**.