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 February 9th, 2016, 07:49 AM #1 Member   Joined: Oct 2015 From: Arizona Posts: 57 Thanks: 0 Math Focus: Analysis National Evaluation Series (NES) The National Evaluation Series are exams that prospective high school teachers have to take to qualify. NES helpfully provides a formula sheet for prospective high school mathematics teachers to memorize before taking this exam, which could potentially end their career. https://www.nestest.com/Content/Docs...rofile_304.pdf Check out the equation for a parabola on page two! Hilarious. While parents fret and capital-E Educators wring their hands, it is no surprise to me that Johnny remains as innumerate as ever.
 February 9th, 2016, 08:32 AM #2 Math Team   Joined: Dec 2013 From: Colombia Posts: 7,617 Thanks: 2608 Math Focus: Mainly analysis and algebra Is that not a parabola then?
 February 11th, 2016, 04:37 PM #3 Member   Joined: Oct 2015 From: Arizona Posts: 57 Thanks: 0 Math Focus: Analysis The c is on the wrong side of the equals sign.
 February 11th, 2016, 04:51 PM #4 Math Team   Joined: Dec 2013 From: Colombia Posts: 7,617 Thanks: 2608 Math Focus: Mainly analysis and algebra It's just a constant! It makes not difference where it is.
February 14th, 2016, 02:10 PM   #5
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 Originally Posted by v8archie It's just a constant! It makes not difference where it is.
It is a constant with a name: latus rectum.

Parabola -- from Wolfram MathWorld

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