The vertex form allows us to identify, very easily, the vertex of the parabola and hence its name.

**The vertex form of the quadratic function is:**

$Y=a(X-p)^2+c$

The vertex form allows us to identify, very easily, the vertex of the parabola and hence its name.

**The vertex form of the quadratic function is:**

$Y=a(X-p)^2+c$

\( f(x)=(x-3)^2+x \)

Where the values of the vertex of the parabola are $( p,c)$

$P$ - represents the value of the $X$ of the vertex.

$C$ - represents the value of the $Y$ of the vertex.

For example in the function:

$Y=2(X-3)^2+5$

The vertex of the parabola is:

$(3,5)$

**Observe**

In the formula for the vertex form there is a minus sign before $P$. This is how the template is constructed, it does not mean that $P$ is negative.

If we obtain a negative $X$ vertex we will place it with a minus sign in the vertex form template and the minus will turn into plus.

$f(x)=(x-3)^2+x$

$f(x)=x^2-5x+9$

Find the vertex of the parabola

$y=x^2-6$

$(0,-6)$

Find the vertex of the parabola

$y=(x-3)^2$

$(3,0)$

Find the vertex of the parabola

$y=(x+1)^2$

$(-1,0)$

Find the vertex of the parabola

$y=(x-1)^2-1$

$(1,-1)$

Test your knowledge

Question 1

Find the vertex of the parabola

\( y=x^2-6 \)

Question 2

Find the vertex of the parabola

\( y=(x-3)^2 \)

Question 3

Find the vertex of the parabola

\( y=(x+1)^2 \)

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