Rewrite the equation as .

Divide each term by and simplify.

Divide each term in by .

Cancel the common factor of .

Cancel the common factor.

Divide by .

Move the negative in front of the fraction.

Subtract from both sides of the equation.

Reorder terms.

Use the vertex form, , to determine the values of , , and .

Since the value of is negative, the parabola opens left.

Opens Left

Find the vertex .

Find the distance from the vertex to a focus of the parabola by using the following formula.

Substitute the value of into the formula.

Simplify.

Cancel the common factor of and .

Rewrite as .

Move the negative in front of the fraction.

Combine and .

Cancel the common factor of and .

Factor out of .

Cancel the common factors.

Factor out of .

Cancel the common factor.

Rewrite the expression.

Multiply the numerator by the reciprocal of the denominator.

Multiply by .

Multiply by .

The focus of a parabola can be found by adding to the x-coordinate if the parabola opens left or right.

Substitute the known values of , , and into the formula and simplify.

Find the axis of symmetry by finding the line that passes through the vertex and the focus.

Find the Axis of Symmetry (y+2)^2=-8(x+1)