# How do you find the vertex and the intercepts for #y=-x^2-6x-7#?

##### 1 Answer

Mar 11, 2016

Vertex (-3, 2)

#### Explanation:

x-coordinate of vertex:

y-coordinate of vertex:

y(-3) = -9 + 18 - 7 = 2

To find y-intercept, make x = 0 --> y = -7.

To find x-intercepts, make y = 0 and solve the quadratic equation: