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    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!
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    Quote Originally Posted by iluvmathbutitshard View Post
    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?
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    Quote Originally Posted by iluvmathbutitshard View Post
    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!
    Asked again and answered here: http://www.mathhelpforum.com/math-he...tml#post478812

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