# How to Find the Vertex of a Quadratic Equation

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### What is a vertex of a quadratic equation?

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### 2. Once we have found the x-coordinate, x = -b / 2a, of the vertex of the quadratic equation, y = ax2 + bx + c, how do we find the y-coordinate of the vertex?

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Test what you know about finding the vertices of quadratics with this worksheet/quiz. You'll be assessed on your grasp of what a vertex is and your ability to find various coordinates.

## Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll also be tested on the following areas of study:

• How to find the y-coordinate of a vertex
• Finding the vertex of a quadratic equation by first getting the x-coordinate
• How high a ball might go, if its height is expressed in a quadratic equation

## Skills Practiced

• Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve quadratic equation practice problems
• Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about finding vertices in a different light
• Making connections - use understanding of the concept of finding vertices and how it connects the y-coordinate to the x-coordinate when solving