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# Given the minimum point, what's this parabola's equation? Add to your resource collection Remove from your resource collection Add notes to this resource View your notes for this resource

Ref: R6756

## Suggestion

The least value of the function $x^2+px+q$ is $3$, and this occurs when $x=-2$. Find the values of $p$ and $q$.

Given

1. the least value of a quadratic function,
2. where it occurs, and
3. the coefficient of $x^2$,

can we write the function straight down?

If we were asked to sketch the graph, where would the vertex be?