1. ## Simple Question about Parabolas

Our teacher decided it would be funny to give us a worksheet on things we learned from years ago. I pretty much finished it but got stuck on a question asking if parabolas can intersect more than 2 times and how, I started to condradict myself so any help would be appreciated.

2. What do you think?

3. I ment two U-shaped parabolas

4. Nevermind, I think I figured it out.

I ment two U-shaped parabolas
You did not say that. The question does not say that.
Why are you assuming it means that?

6. The question didn't say they had to be unique parabolas, so you could just have two of the same parabola on top of one another as your example of 'yes'.

7. Originally Posted by wytiaz
The question didn't say they had to be unique parabolas, so you could just have two of the same parabola on top of one another as your example of 'yes'.
Sorry, but that is total nonsense. What do you think the word “two” means?
If one says, “Suppose that A & B are two parabolas …” then A cannot be B.
Otherwise, there would not be two would there?

One the other hand, if it is the case that A could be B then say, “If each of A & B is a parabla…”