Find the equation of the axis of symmetry of the graph of y = (x + 3)^2 - 5 + (x + 8)^2 - 3.

If we simplify and use special products. and then combine like terms, and then you'll get 2x^2 + 22x + 65. The equation for solving the axis of symmetry is -b/2a In ax^2 + bx + c. I think you can do the rest.