# Parabolas

The general form of a parabola is:

`ax^2+bx+c=y`

And may look like the following graph:

If `y=0` (i.e. where the parabola passes through the `x` axis), then

`ax^2+bx+c=0`

We have various ways to work out these points (or roots)

These ways include (solving by using)

- Completing the square
- Quadratic equation
- Factorising quadratic equations

Finding roots helps because if you halve the distance between the roots this will provide you with the turning point of the parabola.

If you find the value of `x` at the half way point and plug this value back into `ax^2+bx+c=y` this will provide you with the value of `y` at the turning point.

For any general form

`ax^2+bx+c=y`

if you can work out the roots of `x` you can plot several points of a parabola (including root1, root2 and the turning point `(x,y)\)`.

# Parabolas

The general form of a parabola is:

`ax^2+bx+c=y`

And may look like the following graph:

If `y=0` (i.e. where the parabola passes through the `x` axis), then

`ax^2+bx+c=0`

We have various ways to work out these points (or roots)

These ways include (solving by using)

- Completing the square
- Quadratic equation
- Factorising quadratic equations

Finding roots helps because if you halve the distance between the roots this will provide you with the turning point of the parabola.

If you find the value of `x` at the half way point and plug this value back into `ax^2+bx+c=y` this will provide you with the value of `y` at the turning point.

For any general form

`ax^2+bx+c=y`

if you can work out the roots of `x` you can plot several points of a parabola (including root1, root2 and the turning point `(x,y)\)`.