The equation below represents a parabola:

$\displaystyle y^2+2y+1=16x-96$

Find:

1) the coordinates of the vertex (xc,yc)

2) the coordinates of the focus (xf,yf)

3) and the equation of the directrix

I don't know where to even begin to solve this.

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- May 7th 2010, 06:53 AMaspotonthewallParabola - vertex, focus, directrix
The equation below represents a parabola:

$\displaystyle y^2+2y+1=16x-96$

Find:

1) the coordinates of the vertex (xc,yc)

2) the coordinates of the focus (xf,yf)

3) and the equation of the directrix

I don't know where to even begin to solve this. - May 7th 2010, 07:04 AMmathaddict