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focus - fixed point on the interior of a parabola used in the formal definition of the curve

A parabola has a Vertex at (4,-2) and a Focus at (6,-2). Find the equation of the parabola

A parabola has a Vertex at (4,-2) and a Focus at (6,-2). Find the equation of the parabola and the lotus rectum.
Equation of a parabola given the vertex and focus is:
([I]x[/I] – [I]h[/I])^2 = 4[I]p[/I]([I]y[/I] – [I]k[/I])
The vertex (h, k) is 4, -2
The distance is p, and since the y coordinates of -2 are equal, the distance is 6 - 4 = 2.
So p = 2
Our parabola equation becomes:
(x - 4)^2 = 4(2)(y - -2)
[B](x - 4)^2 = 8(y + 2)[/B]
Latus rectum of a parabola is 4p, where p is the distance between the vertex and the focus
LR = 4p
LR = 4(2)
[B]LR = 8[/B]

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