Unit 8, Activity 2, Parabolas as Conic Sections with Answers
Blackline Masters, Advanced Math – PreCalculus
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Louisiana Comprehensive Curriculum, Revised 2008
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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
=−
vertex at (0, 0) focus at (2, 0) directrix is the line x = 2;
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 Fall '08
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 Calculus, PreCalculus, Conic Sections, Conic section

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