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    Post parabola

    What is difference b/w these type of equations?
    y=ax^2 + bx +c
    and
    y^2=4ax
    Equatons of parabola.
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    Quote Originally Posted by puneet View Post
    What is difference b/w these type of equations?
    y=ax^2 + bx +c
    and
    y^2=4ax
    Equatons of parabola.
    the first is quadratic in x (opens up or down depending on the sign of a)

    the second is quadratic in y (opens left or right depending on the sign of a)

    is that what you wanted?
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    Post ambiguity

    no take this
    x=ay^2 + by +c
    and
    y^2=4ax
    Why is this ambiguity in these eqauations?
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