# How do you write a quadratic equation with vertex; ( 0,-3 ); point: ( 2,5 ) ?

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Apr 10, 2016

#### Explanation:

The quadratic function in vertex form is

# y = a(x - h)^2 + k # where (h , k) are the coords of the vertex and a is a constant.

here the vertex is (0 , -3) and substituting these values into the function gives.

# y =a (x - 0)^2 - 3 → y = ax^2 - 3 # To find the value of a , we use the point (2 , 5) and substitute into the function.

x = 2 , y = 5 :

#a(2)^2 - 3 = 5 → 4a = 8 → a = 2 #

# rArr color(red)(|bar(ul(color(white)(a/a)color(black)(y = 2x^2 - 3)color(white)(a/a)|)))# This is the graph of

# y = 2x^2 - 3 #

graph{2x^2-3 [-10, 10, -5, 5]}