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Which conic section does the equation attached describe? A. Circle B. Ellipse C. Parabola D. Hyperbola **my answer: A. circle is that right? =)

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    A Circle has this form,\[\huge x^2+y^2=r^2\] A parabola has this general form,\[\huge y=x^2\] If you ignore all of the extra junk for a moment, which one does it more closely resemble? Notice the square on the y term in the circle equation.

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    I'm thinking parabola... is that right? :/

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    I'm thinking so also :O Our equation kinda looks like (if we ignore some of the junk),\[\huge x^2=4y\]Which definitely looks more like the parabola equation than the circle. right? :D

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    But anyway, yes you are correct! :D

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    yupp that is correct! Great job :)

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    C. Parabola

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    haha thank youu :)

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    its not circle bcoz here coefficient of X^2 and y^2 are different (infact y^2 is absent)

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    ohhh okay!! thank you :)

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