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2-57.

Find the $x$- and $y$-intercepts and the equation of the line of symmetry for the graph of $y = x^{2} + 6x + 8$.

Substitute $0$ for $y$ and solve to find the x-intercepts.

Substitute $0$ for $x$ to find the y-intercept.

Start to sketch the graph by locating the $x$-intercepts and use the location of the $x$-intercepts to figure out where the axis of symmetry must be.

The y-intercept is $\left(0, 8\right)$, the x-intercepts are $\left(−2, 0\right)$ and $\left(−4, 0\right)$, and the line of symmetry is $x = −3$.