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    Parabola Question

    Is the graph of y = square root of x a parabola? Why or why not?
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    Well, what is x expressed through y?
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    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.
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