# Precalculus Examples

Move to the right side of the equation because it does not contain a variable.

Use the form , to find the values of , , and .

Consider the vertex form of a parabola.

Reduce the expression by cancelling the common factors.

Cancel the common factor.

Divide by .

Find the value of using the formula .

Simplify each term.

Multiply by .

Simplify the numerator.

Remove parentheses.

Raise to the power of .

Multiply by .

Divide by .

Multiply by .

Subtract from .

Substitute the values of , , and into the vertex form .

Substitute for in the equation .

Move to the right side of the equation by adding to both sides.

Use the form , to find the values of , , and .

Consider the vertex form of a parabola.

Find the value of using the formula .

Reduce the expression by cancelling the common factors.

Factor out of .

Cancel the common factors.

Factor out of .

Cancel the common factor.

Rewrite the expression.

Reduce the expression by cancelling the common factors.

Factor out of .

Move the negative one from the denominator of .

Multiply.

Multiply by .

Multiply by .

Find the value of using the formula .

Simplify each term.

Multiply by .

Raise to the power of .

Multiply by .

Divide by .

Multiply by .

Add and .

Substitute the values of , , and into the vertex form .

Substitute for in the equation .

Move to the right side of the equation by adding to both sides.

Add and .

Subtract from .

Divide each term by to make the right side equal to one.

Simplify each term in the equation in order to set the right side equal to . The standard form of an ellipse or hyperbola requires the right side of the equation be .