Vertical Parabolas - Exploration
- Jamie Fowler
Use the slide tools to explore what the variables h, k, and p do to change the position and size of the parabola.
Answer these questions? #1 What does h do to the parabola? #2 What does k do to the parabola? #3 What does p do to the parabola? #4 Where is the focus located in terms of k and p? #5 Where is the directrix located in terms of k and p? #6 What is the distance between the focus and directrix in terms of p? #7 Point C is a point on the parabola. What is the relationship between the distance from point C to the focus and to the directrix?