anonymous
  • anonymous
Statics (intro) A geometry textbook gives the equation of a parabola as y =x^2, where x and y are measured in inches. How can this equation be dimensionally correct? how I will answer this thanks
Physics
  • Stacey Warren - Expert brainly.com
Hey! We 've verified this expert answer for you, click below to unlock the details :)
SOLVED
At vero eos et accusamus et iusto odio dignissimos ducimus qui blanditiis praesentium voluptatum deleniti atque corrupti quos dolores et quas molestias excepturi sint occaecati cupiditate non provident, similique sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollitia animi, id est laborum et dolorum fuga. Et harum quidem rerum facilis est et expedita distinctio. Nam libero tempore, cum soluta nobis est eligendi optio cumque nihil impedit quo minus id quod maxime placeat facere possimus, omnis voluptas assumenda est, omnis dolor repellendus. Itaque earum rerum hic tenetur a sapiente delectus, ut aut reiciendis voluptatibus maiores alias consequatur aut perferendis doloribus asperiores repellat.
jamiebookeater
  • jamiebookeater
I got my questions answered at brainly.com in under 10 minutes. Go to brainly.com now for free help!
Michele_Laino
  • Michele_Laino
I think that if \(x\) is measured with \(inches\), then \(y\) has to be measured with \(inches^2\)
mathmale
  • mathmale
Here we're discussing the equation of a parabola in cartesian coordinates. The graph of a parabola is the collection of points that satisfy the equation y=x^2. The point (2,3) would be located 2 units to the right of the y-axis, and 3 units up from the x-axis. There's no reason why the variable (distance) y should have units of "square inches."
mathmale
  • mathmale
In other contexts, "square inches" would be appropriate. For example, suppose that x is the length of a side of a square. The area of the square would be A=x^2, measured in "square inches."

Looking for something else?

Not the answer you are looking for? Search for more explanations.

More answers

anonymous
  • anonymous
ok I got it, some of my classmates said that I should plot the parabola to show that this is dimensionally correct .. thanks guys for helping me :))

Looking for something else?

Not the answer you are looking for? Search for more explanations.