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Unit 8, Activity 5, Plane Curves and Parametric Equations
Blackline Masters, Advanced Math – Pre-Calculus
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Louisiana Comprehensive Curriculum, Revised 2008
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Part III. In the rectangular coordinate system, the intersection of two curves can be found
either graphically or algebraically.
With parametric equations, we can distinguish
between an intersection point (the values of
t
at that point are different for the two curves)
and a collision point (the values of
t
are the same).
1. Consider two objects in motion over the time interval 0

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