The equation* y = *2x*^*2* - 5x - *4 graphs a parabola in the *xy*-plane? Which of the following is the *y*-coordinate of the *y*-intercept of the parabola?

A) -5

B) -4

C) 2

D) 5

**Maps to Category 30 of the book.**

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**Answer posted on 09/19/2021: Correct answer choice is B.**

In the standard form equation of a parabola the value of *c* is the *y*-coordinate of the *y*-intercept of the parabola.

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