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    For each equation has a graph, identify the type of graph. It may be necessary to transform the equation.

    xsquare=4y-8
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    Quote Originally Posted by norwoodjay View Post
    For each equation has a graph, identify the type of graph. It may be necessary to transform the equation.

    xsquare=4y-8
    Use the rules I gave you in this post to determine the type of conic section this is:

    http://www.mathhelpforum.com/math-he...-identify.html
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    You can be expected to memorize this for an exam.

    One variable squared. The other linear. Parabola. Done.

    A little more information can be discerned by noting which variable is squared.

    A little more information can be discerned by noting the sign of the coefficient on the squared term.

    A little more information can be discerned by noting whether there is also a linear term with the same variable as the squared term.

    and on and on and on...
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