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    Angry 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?
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    Quote Originally Posted by vanessa123 View Post
    Find a set of parametric equation that represents the graph of the following rectangular equation y=X^2-8?
    How about

    x=t

    and

    y=t^2-8 ?

    Understand that this is by no means unique...
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    ok but its asking for a SET of parametric equation. so i dont understand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vanessa123 View Post
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VonNemo19 View Post
    And a set we found! They're in my last post.
    oh ok so it could be any set??
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    Quote Originally Posted by vanessa123 View Post
    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 ...."
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