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Draw the graph of .

  1. Find the - and -intercepts.

    To find the -intercept, substitute for .

    To find the -intercepts, factor the equation and substitute for .

    The -intercept is and the -intercepts are and 

  2. Where is the line of symmetry of this parabola? Write its equation.

    To find the line of symmetry, average the -values of the

  3. Find the coordinates of the vertex.

    Substitute the -value for the line of symmetry into the equation.

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