# Finding the Equation of a Parabola from the Focus and Directrix

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### Each point on the curve of a parabola is _____ to the focus and the directrix.

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### 2. For a parabola given by y = 4(x - 3)(x - 4), the form of this equation is _____

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Use this quiz and worksheet to test your knowledge on forming equations for a parabola. This resource will review the different equation forms related to parabolas and how to solve them for coordinates of the vertex.

## Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet are provided to offer an assessment and review of your knowledge of:

• How the focus and directix relate on a parabola
• The names of different parabolic equation forms
• Identifying the different forms
• Solving for the coordinates of the vertex

## Skills Practiced

• Knowledge application - use your knowledge of forming equations from the focus and directix in order to answer questions about the forms
• Distinguishing differences - identify the different forms of parabola equations and be able to define key differences
• Problem solving - apply what you know of parabola equations to solve for coordinates of the vertex