Isolate to the left side of the equation.

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 .

Add to both sides of the equation.

Reorder terms.

Complete the square for .

Simplify each term.

Rewrite as .

Expand using the FOIL Method.

Apply the distributive property.

Apply the distributive property.

Apply the distributive property.

Simplify and combine like terms.

Simplify each term.

Multiply by .

Move to the left of .

Multiply by .

Subtract from .

Apply the distributive property.

Simplify.

Combine and .

Cancel the common factor of .

Factor out of .

Factor out of .

Cancel the common factor.

Rewrite the expression.

Combine and .

Cancel the common factor of .

Factor out of .

Factor out of .

Cancel the common factor.

Rewrite the expression.

Combine and .

Simplify the expression.

Write as a fraction with a common denominator.

Combine the numerators over the common denominator.

Add and .

Use the form , to find the values of , , and .

Consider the vertex form of a parabola.

Substitute the values of and into the formula .

Simplify the right side.

Multiply the numerator by the reciprocal of the denominator.

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.

Simplify.

Multiply the numerator by the reciprocal of the denominator.

Multiply by .

Cancel the common factor of .

Factor out of .

Cancel the common factor.

Rewrite the expression.

Multiply by .

Find the value of using the formula .

Simplify each term.

Simplify the numerator.

Apply the product rule to .

Raise to the power of .

Apply the product rule to .

One to any power is one.

Raise to the power of .

Combine and .

Multiply by .

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.

Combine and .

Combine the numerators over the common denominator.

Subtract from .

Divide by .

Substitute the values of , , and into the vertex form .

Set equal to the new right side.

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

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.

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 .

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 Focus (y-3)^2=12(x-1)