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12-101.

Find the minimum (the lowest point) of the function . Explain how you know it is the lowest.

The vertex is the lowest point of a parabola.

The -coordinate of the vertex is halfway between the

*-intercepts.*

Substitute the -coordinate of the vertex back into the equation to find the

*-coordinate.*