# What is the vertex form #y=x^2+2x-8#?

##### 1 Answer

The vertex form of the equation is

#### Explanation:

Changing a quadratic function from standard form to vertex form actually requires that we go through the process of completing the square. To do this, we need the

Now, the right side has the

In our prepared equation,

Now, we add

To finish putting the equation in vertex form, subtract