# What are the important points needed to graph #y = x^2 + 4x - 1#?

##### 1 Answer

Nov 6, 2015

What are the x intercepts? What are the y intercepts (if any)? What is y's minimum/maximum value(s)?

With these points we can create a rudimentary graph, which will be close to the actual graph below.

graph{x^2+4x-1 [-10, 10, -5, 5]}

#### Explanation:

The x intercepts appear to be