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    A Simple Equation

    Find an equation in simple form for the set of points equidistant from the line y=1 and the point (-2,3).

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    Quote Originally Posted by matgrl View Post
    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?
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    Not much luck required. It is a pretty straight forward problem. Do you know the "locus of points" definitions of the conic sections?
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    I don't know the locus of points. Could someone explain this problem to me?
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    Quote Originally Posted by matgrl View Post
    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.
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