# Parabolas 5

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Graphing Parabolas Part 5;

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• How do you graph a parabola?
• How do you know whether a parabola will open upward or downward?
• How do you graph a parabola of the form f(x) = ax^2?
• How do you graph f(x) = x^2?
• How do you graph f(x) = (1/2)x^2?
• How do you graph f(x) = -2x^2?
• How do you graph f(x) = (-2/3)x^2?
• How do you graph f(x) = (1/4)x^2?
• How does the number in front of x^2 affect how wide or narrow a parabola will be?
• How do you find the vertex and axis of symmetry of a parabola?
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This lesson shows how the coefficient of the x^2 term affects the graph of a parabola. This number affects how wide or narrow the parabola is. Also, it tells you whether the parabola opens upward or downward. This lesson will show you how to graph the parabolas using a table.