# How do you determine the direction and shape of the quadratic #y=3/2 x^2-4#?

##### 1 Answer

Jun 15, 2018

#### Explanation:

#"the shape of the quadratic is determined by the sign of"#

#"the coefficient of the "x^2" term"#

#• " if greater than zero then minimum " uuu#

#• " if less than zero then maximum " nnn#

#"here "3/2>0" thus opens up"#

graph{3/2x^2-4 [-10, 10, -5, 5]}