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# Graph (y+5/2)^2=-5(x-9/2)

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Dividing two negative values results in a positive value.
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Since the value of is negative, the parabola opens left.
Opens Left
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Find the distance from the vertex to a focus of the parabola by using the following formula.
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The focus of a parabola can be found by adding to the x-coordinate if the parabola opens left or right.
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Find the axis of symmetry by finding the line that passes through the vertex and the focus.
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The directrix of a parabola is the vertical line found by subtracting from the x-coordinate of the vertex if the parabola opens left or right.
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Use the properties of the parabola to analyze and graph the parabola.
Direction: Opens Left
Vertex:
Focus:
Axis of Symmetry:
Directrix:
Direction: Opens Left
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