 # Table of Contents Parabola - Definition and Equations Consider a fixed point F in the plane which we shall call the focus, and a line which we will call.

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Table of Contents Parabola - Definition and Equations Consider a fixed point F in the plane which we shall call the focus, and a line which we will call the directrix... Select a point in the plane such that it is the same distance from the focus as it is from the directrix...

Table of Contents Slide 2 Parabola - Definition and Equations Select another point that is equidistant from the focus and directrix... If we were to continue to find all of the points in the plane that are equidistant from the focus and the directirx, the result would be a parabola...

Table of Contents Slide 3 Parabola - Definition and Equations Using the definition of a parabola in a coordinate plane, the equations are found to be as follows. Vertical Axis of SymmetryHorizontal Axis of Symmetry