Find the equation of the parabola that satisfies the following conditions: Vertex (0, 0) focus (–2, 0)
Vertex (0, 0) focus (–2, 0)
Since the vertex of the parabola is (0, 0) and the focus lies on the negative x-axis, x-axis is the axis of the parabola, while the equation of the parabola is of the form y2 = –4ax.
Since the focus is (–2, 0), a = 2.
Thus, the equation of the parabola is y2 = –4(2)x, i.e., y2 = –8x
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