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Unit 8, Activity 2, Parabolas as Conic Sections
Blackline Masters, Advanced Math – PreCalculus
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Louisiana Comprehensive Curriculum, Revised 2008
253
1.
For each of the parabolas, find the coordinates of the focus and vertex, an equation of
the directrix, sketch the graph putting in the directrix and focus, then label the vertex and
the axis of symmetry. Use graph paper.
a)
yx
2
8
=−
b)
xy
+=
−+
24
1
2
b
g
()
c)
29
0
2
d)
x
=−−
2
44
2. Find the standard form of the equation of each parabola using the given information.
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 Fall '08
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 Calculus, PreCalculus, Conic Sections

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