Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321726391
ISBN 13: 978-0-32172-639-1

Chapter 13 - Section 13.1 - The Parabola and the Circle - Vocabulary and Readiness Check: 12

Answer

The graph opens to the left.

Work Step by Step

The graphing form of a "sleeping" or sideways parabola is: $x = a(y-k)² + h $ if the coefficient of a is negative, it opens to the left, if it is positive, it opens to the right. In this case, the coefficient is negative 1, so it opens to the left.
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