# Finding vertex and intercepts for an equation and sketch a graph using Word

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Find the vertex and intercepts for the

Quadratic function, and sketch its graph using

word.

y = x^2 + 2x - 24

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The vertex and intercepts for an equation are found and the graph sketched in Word.

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y=x^2+2x-24

You can use the formula for the vertex of the parabola

y=ax^2+bx+c:

the x coordinate is:

x=-b/(2a)

So in your case a=1 and b=2. So x=-2/2 is ...

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