# Math Help - Find a set of parametric equation

1. ## Find a set of parametric equation

Find a set of parametric equation that represents the graph of the following rectangular equation y=X^2-8?

2. Originally Posted by vanessa123
Find a set of parametric equation that represents the graph of the following rectangular equation y=X^2-8?

$x=t$

and

$y=t^2-8$ ?

Understand that this is by no means unique...

3. ok but its asking for a SET of parametric equation. so i dont understand.

4. Originally Posted by vanessa123
ok but its asking for a SET of parametric equation. so i dont understand.
And a set we found! They're in my last post.

5. Originally Posted by VonNemo19
And a set we found! They're in my last post.
oh ok so it could be any set??

6. Originally Posted by vanessa123
oh ok so it could be any set??
Yes. The parametric representation is not unique. That's why the question says "Find a ..." and not "Find the ...."