# How to find the equation of a parabola and graphing it?

Find the equation of the parabola:

Before getting started with the algebra the problem provides the following information.

Focus: `(-4,0)`

Vertex: `(0,0)`

Now let's obtain the equation of the parabola.

Now plotting the points on the graph

Vertex: `(0,0)`

Point: `(-4,-8)`

Point: `(-4,8)`

Graph the equation of the parabola: