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    2 more conics questions.

    1)find an equation of the hyperbola with center (2,3), a focus at (2,5), and a focal chord of length 6.


    2)a section of roller coaster track is shaped of a parabola. The track spans a horizontal distance of 84 yards and has a maximum height of 32 yards. Six vertical support beams are located at a distance of 12 yards from each other. Find the sum of the lengths of all six vertical beams.
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    #2:

    Find the equation of your parabola. The vertex is at (0,32)

    and it passes through (42,0)

    y=a(x-h)^2+k

    0=a(42-0)^2+32

    a=-8/441

    The parabola equation is y=-8x^2/441+32

    Can you continue from there?. We centered the parabola at the origin.

    Space your beams accordingly. You could put the first one to the right at x=6, then x=18, then x=30.

    The same to the left. Add up all your y values.
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