## Introductory Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

Published by Pearson

# Chapter 9 - Section 9.5 - Graphs of Quadratic Equations - Exercise Set: 2

upward

#### Work Step by Step

The graph of the quadratic function $y=ax^2+bx+c$ is a parabola that opens up if $a\gt0$ or opens down if $a\lt0$. In the given equation, $y=x^2-6x+5 ,$ the value of $a$ is $a= 1 .$ Hence, the parabola opens $\text{ upward }.$

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