# Precalculus Examples

Replace with to find the properties of the parabola.

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

Consider the vertex form of a parabola.

Find the value of using the formula .

Multiply by to get .

Multiply by to get .

Find the value of using the formula .

Simplify each term.

Multiply by to get .

Simplify the numerator.

Remove parentheses around .

Raise to the power of to get .

Simplify the denominator.

Remove parentheses.

Multiply by to get .

Multiply by to get .

To write as a fraction with a common denominator, multiply by .

Write each expression with a common denominator of , by multiplying each by an appropriate factor of .

Combine.

Multiply by to get .

Combine the numerators over the common denominator.

Simplify the numerator.

Multiply by to get .

Multiply by to get .

Subtract from .

Move the negative in front of the fraction.

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