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In each of the following Exercises 1 to 6, find the coordinates of the focus, axis of the parabola, the equation of the directrix and the length of the latus rectum.

Question 1. y^2 = 12x
Question 2. x^2 = 6y
Question 3. y^2 = -8x
Question 4. x^2=-16y
Question 5. y^2 = 10x

Question 6. x^2=-9y

In each of the Exercises 7 to 12, find the equation of the parabola that satisfies the given conditions:

Question 7. Focus (6,0); directrix x = – 6
Question 8. Focus (0,–3); directrix y = 3
Question 9. Vertex (0, 0); focus (3, 0)
Question 10. Vertex (0, 0); focus (–2, 0)
Question 11. Vertex (0, 0) passing through (2, 3) and axis is along x-axis.

Question 12. Vertex (0, 0), passing through (5, 2) and symmetric with respect to y-axis.


Question 1.If a parabolic reflector is 20 cm in diameter and 5 cm deep, find the focus.
Question 2. An arch is in the form of a parabola with its axis vertical. The arch is 10 m high and 5 m wide at the base. How wide is it 2 m from the vertex of the parabola?
Question 3.The cable of a uniformly loaded suspension bridge hangs in the form of a parabola. The roadway which is horizontal and 100 m long is supported by vertical wires attached to the cable, the longest wire being 30 m and the shortest being 6 m. Find the length of a supporting wire attached to the roadway 18 m from the middle.

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