I thought that the eccentricity of a parabola was always 1. Perhaps you can clarify a bit.

In any case, the vertex (h,k) lies halfway between the focus and directrix. So, the vertex is (5/2,0). Thus, h=5/3, k=0.

My guess for the rest is a=(4)(2)=8. But I'm not certain about this. Perhaps someone else can clear up the definition of eccentricity being used.