Find the standard equation of the parabola with vertical axis, that has vertex (3,-2) and passes through the point (5,4). Is it y=5/4(x-3)^3-2?
Last edited by purplec16; December 2nd 2009 at 01:02 PM.
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Originally Posted by purplec16 Find the standard equation of the parabola with vertical axis, that has vertex (3,-2) and passes through the point (5,4). What do i do? Hi purplec16, The standard (vertex) form of your parabola is: (h, k) is your vertex which is (3, -2) (x, y) is a point on the curve which is (5, 4) Substitute this information into the vertex equation to solve for a. Put it all back together again to get:
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