   Chapter 12.6, Problem 5E ### Algebra and Trigonometry (MindTap ...

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James Stewart + 2 others
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Section ### Algebra and Trigonometry (MindTap ...

4th Edition
James Stewart + 2 others
ISBN: 9781305071742
Textbook Problem

# SKILLS3-10 Finding a Polar Equation for a Conic Write a polar equation of a conic that has its focus at the origin and satisfies the given conditions.Parabola, directrix y = 2

To determine

The polar equation of a parabola.

Explanation

Given:

The directrix of the parabola is y=2.

Approach:

The directrix is y=2, it is to the above to the focus. Thus the polar equation of parabola is r=ed1+esinθ(1)

The eccentricity of the parabola is always 1.

Calculation:

Substituting 1 for e and 2 for d in equation (1) as follows.

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