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Graphing Parabolas

Graphing Parabolas

Author: Graham Pardun
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This lesson demonstrates how to graph a parabola centered at the origin using its equation in standard form.

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How to Graph a Parabola From Its Equation In Standard Form

In this lesson, we'll take the standard form equations for several parabolas (e.g., (x-3)^2 = 8(y-2), and use the definition of a parabola, plus some common sense, plus some easy tools, to graph them in a pretty quick, easy, and sensible way! (Bonus: Includes a horizontal parabola!)