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The path of a comet is a parabola described by this equation, where the Sun is at the focus of the parabolic path. The coordinates of the Sun are (96, ?). (Enter only the number for the y-coordinate, with the appropriate sign.) equation is : y = 1/532(x-96)^2

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  1. DoubleCook
    • 3 years ago
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    Since you have the coordinates in (x,y) form => (96,y), you know 96=x With the equation that you have you're relating the two variables x and y, so if you have one, you can solve for the other. Just plug in your x-value, in this case x=96, and solve for y!

  2. babybats
    • 3 years ago
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    uhhhh...ok

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