# Find the vertex, focus, and directrix of the parabola

• Mar 18th 2010, 01:48 PM
iluvmathbutitshard
Find the vertex, focus, and directrix of the parabola
Find the vertex, focus, and directrix of the parabola:
x + y^2 = 0

I haven't come across an expression set up in this way before, so I am a little confused.

Thanks for any help!
• Mar 18th 2010, 01:59 PM
skeeter
Quote:

Originally Posted by iluvmathbutitshard
Find the vertex, focus, and directrix of the parabola:
x + y^2 = 0

I haven't come across an expression set up in this way before, so I am a little confused.

Thanks for any help!

here's a link to a problem just like yours answered/explained by someone who knows his stuff ...

How do you find the vertex, focus, and directrix of parabolas?
• Apr 9th 2010, 02:28 AM
mr fantastic
Quote:

Originally Posted by iluvmathbutitshard
Find the vertex, focus, and directrix of the parabola:
x + y^2 = 0

I haven't come across an expression set up in this way before, so I am a little confused.

Thanks for any help!