Locus of Points: Definition, Methods & Examples


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What is the definition of a locus of points?

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1. Which of the following is an example of a locus of points?

2. The formal definition of a parabola is the set of all points that are the same distance from a point, called the focus, and a line, called the directix. Based on this definition, which of the following statements is true about a parabola?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The locus of points will be discussed with these study tools. You'll need to know about certain things for the quiz, such as the definition of a locus of points and identifying an example.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Worksheet/quiz goals are as follows:

  • Recognize a true statement about a parabola
  • Find an equation that represents a locus of points
  • Determine which point is the locus in a given equation

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about a parabola in a different light
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of a locus of points and how it is connected to a parabola
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding a locus of points in a given equation and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Look into the subject to gain an increased awareness via the lesson entitled Locus of Points: Definition, Methods & Examples. The topics in the lesson will address the following:

  • Why finding the locus of points could be important in real world situations
  • What results from a locus of points
  • Locus of points examples