The Parabola: Definition & Graphing


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What is the focus of the parabola (y - 5)2 = 12(x - 2)?

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1. Which equation gives us this parabola?


What does p equal in this equation (hint: use the equation for standard form of a vertical parabola)?

(x - 2)2 = 36(y - 1)

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In this quiz/worksheet combo, you will be assessed on your ability to graph parabolas by way of practice problems.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The practice problems will challenge your ability to:

  • Graph parabolas
  • Infer information from graphs
  • Acknowledge different parts of a parabola

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on elements of a parabola and how to graph one
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding graphing
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve practice problems on graphing parabolas

Additional Learning

If you want to know more about parabolas, check out the accompanying lesson titled The Parabola: Definition & Graphing. It covers things like:

  • Standard form of a vertical parabola
  • Standard form of a horizontal parabola
  • Graphing these different types of parabolas
  • Concept of the parabola's focus