Precalculus (6th Edition) Blitzer

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Chapter 9 - Section 9.4 - Rotation of Axes - Exercise Set - Page 1010: 34



Work Step by Step

Step 1. From the given equation, we have $A=3, B=-2\sqrt 3, C=1$ Step 2. Evaluate $B^2-4AC=(-2\sqrt 3)^2-4(3)(1)=12-12=0$ Step 3. As $B^2-4AC=0$, the equation represents a parabola.
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