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Introduction to Parabolas

Author: Anthony Varela

This lesson covers Introduction to Parabolas.

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Terms to Know
Axis of Symmetry

a line of reflection passing through the vertex of a parabola; in up and down parabolas, it is a vertical line.

Vertex (of a parabola)

the maximum or minimum point of a parabola located on the axis of symmetry

Formulas to Know
Vertex Form of a Quadratic Equation

y equals a left parenthesis x minus h right parenthesis squared plus k

X-Coordinate of Vertex

x equals fraction numerator negative b over denominator 2 a end fraction