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Note: Exercises preceded by an asterisk are of a more challenging nature.

For Exercises 23 to 28, use the grid and your compass (as needed) to locate several points on the parabola having the given focus F and directrix d . Then sketch the parabola that is characterized by these points.

To determine

To sketch:

The parabola using the below given grid with directrix and focus.

Explanation

Definition:

A parabola is the locus of points that are equidistant from a fixed line and a fixed point not on that line.

The fixed point is known as focus of the parabola and the fixed line is known as directrix of the parabola.

Procedure:

1. Draw the given directrix d and focus F and locate a point D1.

2. Locate a point P1 which is the mid-point of FD1. The point P1 will be the vertex.

3. Locate the points P1, P2, and P3 such that D1<

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