# How do you write the Vertex form equation of the parabola # y = x^2 - 10x +17#?

##### 1 Answer

#### Explanation:

This process introduces an error that has to be compensated for

For a really detailed explanation of the process see my solution

http://socratic.org/s/asNAQ6ru

Different values but the method is sound

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Let

Given:

Add the corrective constant

Insert the first 2 terms into brackets

Take the power (index) outside the bracket

Apply

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The introduced error is from the

The

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