**sideways**: x = a(y – k)

^{2}+ h Copyright © Elizabeth Stapel 2010-2011 All Rights Reserved. The conics form of the

**parabola**equation (the one you’ll find in advanced or older texts) is: regular: 4p(y – k) = (x – h)

^{2}.

**sideways**: 4p(x – h) = (y – k)

^{2}.

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Considering this, is a sideways parabola a function?

Wikipedia writes the same: “As an example, a **sideways parabola** (one whose directrix is a vertical line) is not the graph of a **function** because some vertical lines will intersect the **parabola** twice.”

Similarly, what is a vertical parabola? The squaring of the variables in the equation of the **parabola** determines where it opens: When the x is squared and y is not, the axis of symmetry is **vertical** and the **parabola** opens up or down. For instance, y = x^{2} is a **vertical parabola**; its graph is shown.

Accordingly, how do you tell if a parabola is vertical or horizontal?

**If** the x is squared, the **parabola is vertical** (opens up or down). **If** the y is squared, it is **horizontal** (opens left or right). **If** a is positive, the **parabola** opens up or to the right. **If** it is negative, it opens down or to the left.

How do you tell if a parabola is a function?

There is an easy **way to tell whether** the graph of a quadratic **function** opens upward or downward: **if** the leading coefficient is greater than zero, the **parabola** opens upward, and **if** the leading coefficient is less than zero, the **parabola** opens downward. Study the graphs below: Figure %: On the left, y = x^{2}.

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What makes a parabola a function?

**Parabolas**. A quadratic

**function**is a

**function**that can be written in the form f(x)=ax2+bx+c where a,b, and c are real numbers and a≠0. This form is called the standard form of a quadratic

**function**. The graph of the quadratic

**function**is a U-shaped curve is called a

**parabola**.

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Why is a parabola not a function?

**function**. As another example, a sideways

**parabola**(one whose directrix is a vertical line) is

**not**the graph of a

**function**because some vertical lines will intersect the

**parabola**twice.

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What is the focus of parabola?

**Focus**of a

**Parabola**. A

**parabola**is set of all points in a plane which are an equal distance away from a given point and given line. The point is called the

**focus**of the

**parabola**and the line is called the directrix. The

**focus**lies on the axis of symmetry of the

**parabola**.

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How do you make the sideways parabola move up?

**parabola’s**equation is the one you’re used to, y = ax

^{2}+ bx + c — unless the quadratic is “

**sideways**“, in which case the equation will look something like x = ay

^{2}+ by + c.

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Is hyperbola a function?

The **hyperbola** is not a **function** because it fails the vertical line test. Regardless of whether the **hyperbola** is a vertical or horizontal **hyperbola**

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Is a parabola a function or relation?

**parabola**is a curve, a

**function**is a mapping, so one is a geometric object and the other is an algebraic object. Similarly, x is a

**function**of y if each y corresponds to only one value of x. If neither is the case then we say that the set of ordered pairs represents a

**relation**.

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How do you rotate a quadratic equation?

**rotate**the parabola through some angle θ about its vertex (h,k)=(−b2a,c−b24a). This transformation can be achieved by making the following substitutions in

**equation**(1): x→(x−h)cosθ−(y−k)sinθ+hy→(x−h)sinθ+(y−k)cosθ+k.

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How do I rotate the screen?

**rotate**the

**screen**according to the

**orientation**of your device, or stop them from

**rotating**if you find them turning around while you lie in bed with your phone, go to Settings > Accessibility and turn on Auto-

**rotate screen**. This is on by default on most phones.

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Can you tilt an ellipse?

**we can**include rotations through an angle of 0 (that is, no rotation at all) and translations by the zero vector (no translation at all). Then every

**ellipse can**be obtained by rotating and translating an

**ellipse**in the standard position.

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How do you rotate an exponential function?

**way to rotate**an

**equation**with y and x, is to replace the y with “y*cos(t)+x*sin(t)” and x with “x*cos(t) – y*sin(t)”. “n” is the number of

**exponential**graphs to be

**rotated**.

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What is the formula for a hyperbola?

**c**= a

^{2}^{2}+ b

^{2}. Every hyperbola has two

**asymptotes**. A hyperbola with a horizontal transverse axis and center at (h, k) has one asymptote with equation y = k + (x – h) and the other with equation y = k – (x – h).

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How do you write an equation for a parabola?

**parabolas**that open either up or down, the standard form

**equation**is (x – h)^2 = 4p(y – k). For

**parabolas**that open sideways, the standard form

**equation**is (y – k)^2 = 4p(x – h). The vertex or tip of our

**parabola**is given by the point (h, k).

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What is the equation of a parabola?

^{2}= 4p (y – k), where the focus is (h, k + p) and the directrix is y = k – p. If the parabola is rotated so that its vertex is (h,k) and its

**axis of symmetry**is parallel to the x-axis, it has an equation of (y – k)

^{2}= 4p (x – h), where the focus is (h + p, k) and the directrix is x = h – p.

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How do you make a parabola vertical?

**parabola**has a

**vertical**axis, the standard form of the equation of the

**parabola**is this: (x – h)

^{2}= 4p(y – k), where p≠ 0. The vertex of this

**parabola**is at (h, k). The focus is at (h, k + p). The directrix is the line y = k – p.

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What is axis symmetry?

**axis of symmetry**of a parabola is a vertical line that divides the parabola into two congruent halves. The

**axis of symmetry**always passes through the vertex of the parabola . The x -coordinate of the vertex is the equation of the

**axis of symmetry**of the parabola.

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Are sideways parabolas functions?

**sideways**”

**parabolas**is not a topic studied in Algebra 1.

**Parabolas**that open to the left or right have the square on the y-variable, instead of the x-variable. You can see from the graph that the relation is not a

**function**. It does not pass the vertical line test for

**functions**.

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How do you know if a parabola is horizontal or vertical?

**If**the x is squared, the

**parabola**is

**vertical**(opens up or down).

**If**the y is squared, it is

**horizontal**(opens left or right).

**If**a is positive, the

**parabola**opens up or to the right.

**If**it is negative, it opens down or to the left.