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What shape will the graph of be? How can you tell? Justify your prediction by making a table and graphing on graph paper.  

Look at the exponent for a clue as to what the graph should look like.

Graph the equation. Two points on the graph are and .

It is a parabola.

Complete the table in the eTool below to view the shape.
Click the link at right for the full version of the eTool: 2-19 HW eTool