2. (x-3)^2 =1/2(y+1)
Find the vertex, focus, and directrix of the parabola described by the above equations.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com December 24, 2021, 4:46 pm ad1c9bdddf
Standard forms of the parabola are
y = x^2/4P parabola opens up
y = -x^2/4P parabola opens down
x = y^2/4p parabola opens right and
x^2= -y^2/4p shows a parabola opens left
For parabolas opening up/down, the directrix is a horizontal line in the form y = + p
For parabolas opening right/left, the directrix is a vertical line in the form x = + p
The vertex point for all of the above is (0,0)
For parabolas opening up/down, the directrix is a horizontal line in the form y = + p. ...
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