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anonymous
 5 years ago
Can someone explain step by step how to find the equation of a parabola
anonymous
 5 years ago
Can someone explain step by step how to find the equation of a parabola

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anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0What information are you given?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0They gave me 2 points, (4, 0) and (2, 0)

amistre64
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0you cant find the equation of a parabola from 2 points, unless those two points mean something like vertex, and focus

amistre64
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0y^2 = 4ax if the focus is at (2,0) and the vertex at (4,0) we get: y^2 = 4ax a = distance between F and V which here equals 6 y^2 = 4(6)x y^2 = 24x you vertex aint at 0, we moved it +4 to get there so: y^2 = 24(x+4)

amistre64
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0a focus is the point inside the curve of a parabola that is the same distance from the vertex as the vertex is from the directix

amistre64
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0do you know what kind of an equation you are looking for?

amistre64
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0y^2 = 4ax OR ax^2 +bx + c ????
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