Rewrite the equation in vertex form.

Complete the square for .

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

Consider the vertex form of a parabola.

Substitute the values of and into the formula .

Cancel the common factor of and .

Factor out of .

Cancel the common factors.

Cancel the common factor.

Rewrite the expression.

Divide by .

Find the value of using the formula .

Simplify each term.

Raising to any positive power yields .

Multiply by .

Divide by .

Multiply by .

Add and .

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

Set equal to the new right side.

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 the focus.

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

Substitute the value of into the formula.

Cancel the common factor of .

Cancel the common factor.

Rewrite the expression.

Find the focus.

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 directrix.

The directrix of a parabola is the vertical line found by subtracting from the x-coordinate of the vertex if the parabola opens left or right.

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

Use the properties of the parabola to analyze and graph the parabola.

Direction: Opens Right

Vertex:

Focus:

Axis of Symmetry:

Directrix:

Direction: Opens Right

Vertex:

Focus:

Axis of Symmetry:

Directrix:

Substitute the value into . In this case, the point is .

Replace the variable with in the expression.

Simplify the result.

Add and .

Any root of is .

The final answer is .

Convert to decimal.

Substitute the value into . In this case, the point is .

Replace the variable with in the expression.

Simplify the result.

Add and .

Any root of is .

Multiply by .

The final answer is .

Convert to decimal.

Substitute the value into . In this case, the point is .

Replace the variable with in the expression.

Simplify the result.

Add and .

The final answer is .

Convert to decimal.

Substitute the value into . In this case, the point is .

Replace the variable with in the expression.

Simplify the result.

Add and .

The final answer is .

Convert to decimal.

Graph the parabola using its properties and the selected points.

Graph the parabola using its properties and the selected points.

Direction: Opens Right

Vertex:

Focus:

Axis of Symmetry:

Directrix:

Graph x=y^2-4