# How do you find the vertex and intercepts for #y = x^2 - 4x - 2#?

##### 1 Answer

May 1, 2017

y intercept:

vertex at

#### Explanation:

The y-intercept is the value of

for the given equation

replacing

The easiest way to find the vertex is to convert the given equation into "vertex form":

which is the vertex form with vertex at

For verification purposes, here is teh graph of the original equation:

graph{x^2-4x-2 [-4.636, 7.854, -6.12, 0.12]}