Parabolas Calculator

Enter Parabola equation


How does the Parabolas Calculator work?

Determines the focus, directrix, and other related items for a parabola.
This calculator has 1 input.

What 5 formulas are used for the Parabolas Calculator?

  1. standard horizontal parabola equation is y2 = 4cx
  2. standard vertical parabola equation is x2 = 4cy
  3. If the x coefficient is negative, then parabola opens left
  4. If the x coefficient is positive, then parabola opens right

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What 4 concepts are covered in the Parabolas Calculator?

line in a parabola not through the focus
fixed point on the interior of a parabola used in the formal definition of the curve
a plane curve which is approximately U-shaped

Example calculations for the Parabolas Calculator

  1. y^2 = -12x
  2. x^2 = 24y
  3. (y - 2)^2 = 12(x - 5)

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