# How do you write #-2x^2+2x-5# in vertex form and identify the vertex, y intercept and x intercept?

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May 25, 2015

The vertex form of a parabola is

Given

Extract the

Complete the square

which is in vertex form

with **the vertex** at

The **y-intercept** is the value of

The **x-intercepts** are the values of

or, more easily (using the vertex form),