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March 26, 2015

Posted by **Trish** on Wednesday, March 25, 2009 at 10:46pm.

I realize that you are not to answer stuff without me putting my own answers but I just am at a loss as to what to put. I am not sure which direction to go in with this. Please help. Thanks

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**bobpursley**, Wednesday, March 25, 2009 at 10:53pmA parameter is like a variable, but it for any set of circumstances does not change. But by changing it, one gets a family of solutions.

Example in Math

ax^2 + by^2=c

a, b, c are parameters, depending on what they are, one gets circles, ellipses, or the "conics"

In a everyday example (too complex for simple equations), take the My driving to the store. Time driving is the dependent variable (time to store), and speed is the variable. However, parameters would include: which car, which root, the time of day, ...

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**Trish**, Thursday, March 26, 2009 at 9:40amThanks that helps.

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