Calculus (3rd Edition)

Published by W. H. Freeman
ISBN 10: 1464125260
ISBN 13: 978-1-46412-526-3

Chapter 12 - Parametric Equations, Polar Coordinates, and Conic Sections - 12.1 Parametric Equations - Exercises - Page 603: 15


The arrows indicate the direction of motion.

Work Step by Step

Since $t=2x$, substituting $t$ into $y$ gives $y=2(2x)^2=8x^2$. This is the equation of a parabola. As $x$ approaches $0$ from the left, $y$ is decreasing. The direction of motion is going down. As $x$ moves away from $0$ to the right, $y$ is increasing, so the direction of motion is going up.
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