# Math Help - Parabola Question

1. ## Parabola Question

Is the graph of y = square root of x a parabola? Why or why not?

2. Well, what is x expressed through y?

3. Emakarov's suggestion does not quite answer that question. If you solve for x, $x= y^2$ which is a parabola. But the graph of $y= \sqrt{x}$ is NOT a parabola. It is only half a parabola.