Precalculus (6th Edition) Blitzer

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Chapter 9 - Test - Page 1037: 10


a. $x^2=3y$ b. $0.75\ in$ above the vertex.

Work Step by Step

a. Assume the parabola equation is $x^2=4py$. Since point $(3,3)$ is on the curve, we have $3^2=4p(3)$, which gives $p=\frac{3}{4}=0.75$ and the equation $x^2=3y$ b. The focus is at $(0,p)$ or $(0,0.75)$; that is, $0.75\ in$ above the vertex.
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