# How do you solve y = x² - 6x - 16?

Jul 21, 2015

y-intercept $= - 16$
x-intercepts $= 8$ and $\left(- 2\right)$
vertex is located at $\left(- 3 , - 25\right)$

#### Explanation:

The answer depends upon for what kind of thing you want to solve.

The equation as stated is a general solution for $y$ in terms of $x$

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