Elementary and Intermediate Algebra: Concepts & Applications (6th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32184-874-8
ISBN 13: 978-0-32184-874-1

Chapter 13 - Conic Sections - 13.1 Conic Sections: Parabolas and Circles - 13.1 Exercise Set - Page 855: 74


No, it cannot be drawn as a parabola.

Work Step by Step

A parabola has one variable term that is of degree 2 and the other variable term is of degree 1. ${{y}^{2}}=4ax$ Therefore, the equation that has two variable terms with the same degree cannot be drawn as a parabola.
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