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Equation and shape of the parabola

We can clearly see the graph of a parabola in red with focus at point A (blue) and directrix ‘a’ (green). Directrix ‘a’ is a line which passes through two points B and C. We can move the three points A, B and C. On moving any of the three points A, B and C we see that the size and position of the parabola gets altered