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    Cartesian to Parametric Form

    Convert from cartesian to parametric equation form?

    x = y-6y+11
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    Re: Cartesian to Parametric Form

    come on ... you can do this one. keep it simple.
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    Re: Cartesian to Parametric Form

    Do you know what "parametric equation form" means? There are an infinite number of such forms, depending upon how you choose the parameter. But, when y is a function of x, the simplest thing to do is to take x itself as parameter.
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    Re: Cartesian to Parametric Form

    Ok. Well, y = t and x = t^2 - 6t + 11 is the book's answer. Why does y = t? Why can't
    x = t and y = t^2 - 6t + 11?
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