1. ## honors precalc problem

whitch of agnesi problem) its a curve defined as follows. let O be the origin, let T be the point (0,1), and let m be the line through T parallel to the x-axis. Let C be the circle centered at (0,0.5) with radius 0.5. For any point P on the circle besides O and T, we draw a ray from O through P. let this ray intersex m at point X. we then draw the altitude from X to the line through P parallel to the x-axis. The foot of this altitude, point A, is on the witch curve. When we trace out the resulting points A for all possible P, and include point T, we get the witch curve. Find the Parameterization for it and a function f such that the witch curve is the graph of the function y = f(x)

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2. $a=$ radius

$x= 2a\cos(t)$
$y= a[1-\cos(2t)]$

$y= \frac{8a^3}{x^2 + 4a^2}$

3. anonymous1 that is no help at all! it is a math problem just answer it!

4. Originally Posted by dnylander
anonymous1 that is no help at all! it is a math problem just answer it!
Huh? I'm in the process of typing. Remember this is your problem, not mine.

5. Sorry dude the last time I checked you just posted a link and no answer. So are you done typing? is this the complete answer?

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Witch of Agnesi -- from Wolfram MathWorld