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 - Exercise Set: 8

Answer

Vertex: $(-1,4)$
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Work Step by Step

The graphing form of a "sleeping" or sideways parabola is: $x = a(y-k)² + h $ To find the vertex, take the inverse of k to get the y point of the vertex, and the h as itself for the x point of the vertex. So in the equation: $x=(y-4)^2-1$ The vertex is: $(-1,4)$
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