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September 2, 2014

Homework Help: Algebra

Posted by Tim on Wednesday, April 30, 2008 at 8:40pm.

Can someone tell me if I am right?

I need to find the equation of a parabola. I am not sure if this is the correct way or if I have the correct answer.

Vertex at origin, focus is at (0,3)

Equation of parabola
vertex (0,0) focus (0,3)
focus (h,k+p)
(0,0+3)
y=0-3
directrix y=-3
a=(1/4)(p)
a=(1/4(-3))=(-1/12)
a=(-1/12) h=0 k=0
y=(-1/12)(x-0)^2+0
my answer is: y=(-1/12)(x^2)+0

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