In this lesson, we learn how to graph a basic parabola by defining quadratic functions and identifying the coefficients of a, b, and c. We then use a chart to plot ordered pairs to graph the parabola and identify its axis of symmetry and vertex point. We also learn about the symmetry of the parabola and how to use the axis of symmetry to find additional points. Finally, we apply these concepts to graphing a more complex quadratic function.
This is a video about how to graph a very basic parabola.
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