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    finding cartesian equation of curve

    Hello, I am trying to find the cartesian equation of the curve in general form.
    The curve is 'y=1-12t'.

    I know the final answer is (1-y)^2-24x+48=0 but I only know the first step:
    i.e. separate to 't= {1-y} / 12'

    I do not know how to proceed.
    Can someone show the method for completing this problem.

    Thanks kindly.
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    Re: finding cartesian equation of curve

    Quote Originally Posted by fran1942 View Post
    Hello, I am trying to find the cartesian equation of the curve in general form.
    The curve is 'y=1-12t'.

    I know the final answer is (1-y)^2-24x+48=0 but I only know the first step:
    i.e. separate to 't= {1-y} / 12'

    I do not know how to proceed.
    Can someone show the method for completing this problem.

    Thanks kindly.
    You have not specified how 'x' depends on 't'.
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