Combine and .

Add to both sides of the equation.

Reorder terms.

Use the vertex form, , to determine the values of , , and .

Since the value of is positive, the parabola opens right.

Opens Right

Find the vertex .

Find the distance from the vertex to a focus of the parabola by using the following formula.

Substitute the value of into the formula.

Simplify.

Combine and .

Simplify by dividing numbers.

Divide by .

Divide by .

The focus of a parabola can be found by adding to the x-coordinate if the parabola opens left or right.

Substitute the known values of , , and into the formula and simplify.

Find the axis of symmetry by finding the line that passes through the vertex and the focus.

Find the Axis of Symmetry x-4=1/4(y+1)^2