## Precalculus (6th Edition) Blitzer

Step 1. Graph the conic section as shown in the figure. Step 2. From the equation, we can identify it is a parabola with $p=\frac{8}{4}=2$. Step 3. We can find the vertex at $(-5,1)$, the focus at $(-5,3)$, and the directrix as $y=-1$