College Algebra (6th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32178-228-3
ISBN 13: 978-0-32178-228-1

Chapter 7 - Conic Sections - Exercise Set 7.3 - Page 700: 72

Answer

See below.

Work Step by Step

If the major axis of the parabola is parallel to the x-axis then it is in the form of $k(x-a)=(y-b)^2$, where $(a,b)$ is the vertex of the parabola and $k$ is a constant. (positive if open right, negative if open left) Hence here the parabolas are similar but the second one is shifted one to the right and one to the left.
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