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April 16, 2014

Posted by **BOB** on Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at 9:32am.

I know how to work this problem, but how do I know that I use the equation y^2 = 4px instead of x^2 = 4py.

Please help this is so confusing!!!!

- Math, Please Help!!! -
**Henry**, Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at 7:50pmNotice the wording: Find AN equation of

the parabola. I believe the word AN

implies that there is more than one possibility.

If there was only one possibility, the problem would have said: Find THE eguation of the parabola. So I believe an X or Y-parabola is correct.

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