If this parabola is a function, find its equation.
Recall the standard form for the equation of a parabola:
Substitute the appropriate values for the vertex
, and x and y (0, 0), then solve for a.
Refer to problem 2-127 in Lesson 2.2.3 if you need more help.
Suppose this parabola is not a function, but is a “sleeping” parabola. Find its equation.
Use the equation
where the vertex is at (h, k).
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