# The x- and y-coordinates of a projectile launched fromthe origin are x = Vort and y = voyt – ¿gt². Solve the first ofthese equations for time t and substitute into the second toshow that the path of a projectile is a parabola with the formy = ax + bx, where a and bare constants.

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10 views help_outlineImage TranscriptioncloseThe x- and y-coordinates of a projectile launched from the origin are x = Vort and y = voyt – ¿gt². Solve the first of these equations for time t and substitute into the second to show that the path of a projectile is a parabola with the form y = ax + bx, where a and bare constants. fullscreen
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Step 1

Given data:

Step 2

Plugging in the value of t in equation (i):

Step 3

The equation of the parabola: ...

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