The Focus and Directrix of a Parabola


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What is the shape of a parabola?

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1. What do we call the highest or lowest point of a parabola?

2. How do we define a parabola using its focus and directrix?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These quiz questions will assess how much you know about the focus and directrix of a parabola. There are five short multiple-choice questions in the quiz, including a question about the distance to the directix of a parabola.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be tested on the following:

  • Shape of a parabola
  • Highest and lowest point of a parabola
  • Defining a parabola based on its focus and directix
  • Determining the distance from a given point to the directix of a parabola

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the focus and directrix of a parabola
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about the shape of a parabola and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the highest and lowest point of a parabola

Additional Learning

Uncover more details about this topic with the lesson titled The Focus and Directrix of a Parabola. This lesson can give you insight into the following:

  • Characteristics of a parabola
  • Formulas used to calculate distance
  • Graphs of quadratic equations
  • What an axis of symmetry is