1. ## draw curve

need help with this one.

draw the curve y^2=2x-1

y=(2x-1)^0.5 x > 1/2

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2. Originally Posted by paulaa
need help with this one.

draw the curve y^2=2x-1

y=(2x-1)^0.5 x > 1/2

?
and now just make you'r self table... and get 3 points chose x and get y ... and just connect them ... you have one there its y= 0 in x = 0.5 you need just 2 more

3. do you mean like this:

y x
0 0.5
1 1
2 2.5

and then ?

4. for x = 0.5 you have y = 0
for x = 1 you have y = (2*1-1)^(1/2) = 1 and also y = -1

so you have 3 points and now just connect them your curve goes from x = 0.5 to infinity or less :P so it's moving to the "right" above and belove x axis

5. how do you know that it is to the right ?

6. Originally Posted by paulaa
how do you know that it is to the right ?
how in detail you need your answer ? Because i don't know for which level do I approach because this is simple curve (parabola) and some curve's like this you get to know .... y = x^2 , -y=x^2 , x = y^2 , -x = y^2 ... and all can be done by 3 points or more if you like and connecting them... but if you need to do , region for which function is defined , add or even or neither, sing , asymptote's , first and second derivate... we will do it different