The parabola has its focus at the point (b, c) where
i tried using the stardard equation , but got lost:
alright i did this by completing the square:
so , need help finding c
Last edited by viet; Jul 16th 2007 at 04:39 PM.
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The focus is a distance p from the vertex.
Where a=1. So p=1/4. Since the vertex is at (-3/2, -9/4). The parabola opens upward, so the focus will be above the vertex. -9/4+1/4=-2 F(-3/2, -2)
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