Finding Equation of a Parabola from Vertex and Point

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In this lesson, students learn how to find the equation of a parabola when given the vertex and a point on the graph. The transcript explains that the vertex is the minimum or maximum value of the function and the point is where the function is equal. By plugging the values of the vertex and the point into the standard form equation, students can solve for the value of "a" and then write the final function in standard form as f(x) = a(x-h)^2 + k.

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Given the vertex and a point find the equation of a parabola

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  • Given the vertex of a parabola and one point on the parabola, how can I find the equation of the parabola?
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    This video shows how to use the vertex of a parabola and one point on the parabola to find the equation of the parabola.