SOLUTION: i am trying to find the y coordinate of the vertex. the x is -2 and when i plug it in to the equation i get 3(-2)^2+12(-2)+8 =-28, but the answer is supposed to be -4 can someon

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 Question 229396: i am trying to find the y coordinate of the vertex. the x is -2 and when i plug it in to the equation i get 3(-2)^2+12(-2)+8 =-28, but the answer is supposed to be -4 can someone tell me what i am doing wrong?Answer by rfer(12730)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!I think you lost track of a sign some where. 3(-2)^2+12(-2)+8= 3(+4)-24+8= 12-24+8= 20-24=-4