Parabola Shifts (Horizontal Parabola)
How is this parabola different from the one you explored in the last section? Is this relation a function?
If you have not already played with the directrix slider, do so now! How does changing the slope effect the relation?
Match My Equations
Forms of Equations
- regular: 4p(y – k) = (x – h)2
sideways: 4p(x – h) = (y – k)2
Use for questions 3 - 5
What is the directrix of the parabola?
What is the equation of the parabola?
Find another point on this parabola. Then verify that it meets the requirement of being equidistant from both the focus and the directrix.