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Graph the parabola described by the following equation by finding its -intercepts and vertex.  

First, convert the equation to graphing form.

The equation helps you find the coordinates of the vertex.

Substitute for to find the -intercepts.
Substitute for to find the -intercept.

An upward parabola with a vertex at (1.7, comma negative 6.3) going through the points (0, comma 2), (0.2, comma 0) and (3.1, comma 0).