Find an equation in simple form for the set of points equidistant from the line y=1 and the point (-2,3). Good luck
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Originally Posted by matgrl Find an equation in simple form for the set of points equidistant from the line y=1 and the point (-2,3). Good luck Do you know how to do this or is it a challenge question for MHF members?
Not much luck required. It is a pretty straight forward problem. Do you know the "locus of points" definitions of the conic sections?
I don't know the locus of points. Could someone explain this problem to me?
Originally Posted by matgrl Find an equation in simple form for the set of points equidistant from the line y=1 and the point (-2,3). Good luck Start by drawing the given line and plotting the given point. Now attempt to plot some points that are equidistant .... What insight do you get ....? Edit: http://www.intmath.com/Plane-analyti...4_Parabola.php. Read it.
Last edited by mr fantastic; September 14th 2010 at 12:51 AM.
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