Writing an Equation in Vertex Form

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Lesson Summary:

In this lesson, you will learn how to transform an equation from standard form to vertex form by completing the square. The standard form is in the form of y equals a x squared plus b x plus c, while the vertex form is in the form of y equals a x minus h squared plus k. By factoring out the coefficient of x squared, completing the square, and simplifying, you can rewrite the equation in vertex form, which will give you the vertex, the compression or stretching factor, and the direction of opening.

Lesson Description:

Transfer an equation from standard form to vertex form

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    This lesson teaches how to take a quadratic equation that is written in standard form and get it into vertex form.