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Finding the Equation of a Parabola from its Focus

A satellite dish with a parabolic cross section is 6 feet in diameter. the receiver is located on the center axis, 1 foot from the base of the dish. How deep is the dish at its center?

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The equation of a parabola is found from its focus, and is used to find the depth of a satellite dish. The solution is detailed and well presented.