Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 9:29pm.
What are the axes of symmetry in the graphs of the equations 2x^2 and 2x^2 + 4? I think the vertices are (0,0) and (0,4).

Math  Reiny, Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 9:52pm
You talk about equations, but show no equation.
You must have meant the equations to be
y = 2x^2 and y = 2x^2 + 4
You are asking for the axes of symmetry but instead state the vertices.
You were correct that the vertices are (0,0) and (0,4) respectively.
so the axes of symmetry are x = 0 for both of them,
that is, the axis of symmetry is the yaxis

Math  Anonymous, Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 10:02pm
Thank you. Yes, I meant to put the y in there. Are the xintercepts 0 and 4, respectively?

Math  Anonymous, Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 10:04pm
I mean 0 for 2x^2. Sorry about the 4, I didn't mean to put that.

Math  Reiny, Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 10:37pm
yes , the xintercepts are 0 and 4, respectively
confused about your second reply, the vertices are indeed (0,0) and (0,4)
<<I mean 0 for 2x^2. Sorry about the 4, I didn't mean to put that. >> , don't even know what that is supposed to say.
see,
http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=y+%3D+2x%5E2+%2C+y+%3D+2x%5E2+%2B+4
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