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Please help! what are the focus and directrix of the parabola with equation y =1/16x?

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  1. ToniStark
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    Hi, I see, its parabola

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  2. khalid.decanc
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    im parabola.lol

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  3. ToniStark
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    |dw:1370238010915:dw|

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  4. infinitemoes
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    alrighttt..

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    Complete the square on the x terms. Divide the coefficient on the 1st degree x term by 2 and square it. Add the result to both sides of the equation. That will give you a perfect square on the left

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    yeah I'm just completely lost and I have less than 2 min to get this done. think i'm just gonna take a guess on this one and hope for the best. lol

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    |dw:1370238694623:dw|

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    now???

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    okay, soo.. would the -4 be my directrix? i'm still so lost. lol there's an option for focus (0,4) and directrix -4

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    yup!

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  11. infinitemoes
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    awesome. thank you so much!

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  12. ToniStark
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    my pleasure.

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