Convert from cartesian to parametric equation form? x = y²-6y+11

harpazo Sep 2014 995 42 NYC Sep 29, 2014 #1 Convert from cartesian to parametric equation form? x = y²-6y+11

skeeter MHF Helper Jun 2008 16,217 6,765 North Texas Sep 29, 2014 #2 come on ... you can do this one. keep it simple. Reactions: 1 person

H HallsofIvy MHF Helper Apr 2005 20,249 7,909 Sep 29, 2014 #3 Do you know what "parametric equation form" means? There are an infinite number of such forms, depending upon how you choose the parameter. But, when y is a function of x, the simplest thing to do is to take x itself as parameter. Reactions: 1 person

Do you know what "parametric equation form" means? There are an infinite number of such forms, depending upon how you choose the parameter. But, when y is a function of x, the simplest thing to do is to take x itself as parameter.

harpazo Sep 2014 995 42 NYC Sep 30, 2014 #4 Ok. Well, y = t and x = t^2 - 6t + 11 is the book's answer. Why does y = t? Why can't x = t and y = t^2 - 6t + 11?

Ok. Well, y = t and x = t^2 - 6t + 11 is the book's answer. Why does y = t? Why can't x = t and y = t^2 - 6t + 11?