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The vertex form of a quadratic equation is written like f (x) = a(x - h)2 + k, with the letter h and the letter k being the vertex point of the parabola. It can be used to create an equation when the vertex of the parabo... More »

A vertex form converter is a computer program or a web application that converts between the standard form of a quadratic equation and its vertex form. Because vertex form is easier to visualize and plot than standard fo... More »

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Change a quadratic function to its vertex form by applying a process called completing the square, then isolate the y variable on one side of the equation. The vertex form is represented by the formula y = a(x-h)^2 + k, ... More »

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The standard form of the equation for a parabola is y = ax^2 + bx + c. A parabola is the set of all points in a plane that are equidistant from a given line and a given point not on the line. More »

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To find the vertex of a parabola, put the terms of the standard parabola equation into vertex form. The standard equation is y = ax^2 + bx + c. The vertex form is y = a(x - h)^2 + k. The vertex of the parabola is at poin... More »

To find the vertex of a parabola, use the quadratic formula in the standard form of y = ax^2 + bx + c, and derive the x-value of the vertex from the formula -(b/2a). Then, substitute the value of x into the equation to s... More »

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The directrix of a parabola refers to a straight line that is drawn perpendicular to the axis of symmetry of a parabola. This line does not touch the parabola at any point. In addition, it is a horizontal line if the axi... More »

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