# What is the graph of a quadratic function?

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Feb 11, 2015

A quadratic function is one of the form

where

The graph of a quadratic function is a curve called a parabola. Parabolas will open upward if

or downward if

Example:

graph{y = 2x^2 -3x - 1 [-10.38, 9.62, -4.68, 5.32]}