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  • one year ago

What is the equation of a parabola with a vertex at (0, 0) and a focus at (0, 6).

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  1. anonymous
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    did you try to make a sketch?

  2. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    yes but I don't know how to make the equation

  3. anonymous
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    is the parabola going to be vertical or horizontal?

  4. anonymous
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    vertical?

  5. anonymous
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    good. So which of the following equations is used? (x-h)^2 = 4p(y-k) or (y-k)^2 = 4p(x-h) ?

  6. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    I think its the first one but I'm sure

  7. anonymous
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    yes it's the first one. If the x is being squared, the it's vertical, and if the y is being squared, it's horizontal. So we have decided that we are going to use (x-h)^2 = 4p(y-k). All we need to do now is to find the values of h,k, and p yes?

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    okay. can you tell me how to find them?

  9. anonymous
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    What is (h,k) called?

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