Q: What are parabolas?

A: Parabolas are conic sections. The standard form is

The vertex is located atÂ (p,q)

â™¦ Â Note that (x-p) means that the x-coordinate of the vertex is p â™¦ Â Conversely, (x+p) means that the x-coordinate of the vertex is at -p

a is theÂ ‘slope’ of the parabola, determining . . . → Read More: What is a Parabola?

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