# How do you write the Vertex form equation of the parabola #y = x^2 -12#?

##### 1 Answer

Mar 15, 2016

In strict vertex form the equation is:

#y = 1(x-0)^2+(-12)#

#### Explanation:

Vertex form is:

#y = a(x-h)^2 + k#

where

In our case

#y = 1(x-0)^2+(-12)#