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The equation is not easy to graph in the form it is in.

  1. Write the equation in vertex form: .

    Factor a from the 1st two terms.

    Fill in the ?'s. Note they are NOT the same!

    Finish completing the square.

  2. Find the vertex of the parabola.

    Be careful of your signs.