| This picture illustrates the steps to finding the many parts of a quadratic function. The Parent Function, vertex, y-intercept, x- intercept, and axis must be found.The steps will show how to solve the problem and the answers are listed to the right. Arrows point to the different parts of the graph that is in the question.|
There are several things to look for in this problem. One is that this quadratic will be facing downwards because of the negative (a) value. Another important factor here is that this quadratic cannot be graphed because it has imaginary numbers as x-intercepts. This graph does not have an imaginary number scale and cannot be used to graph this quadratic.