Parabola focus and directrix, p value, tutoring precalculus

We reviewed for the test.

Started with parabolas. (h, k) stands for the vertex. The x coordinate being h and the y coordinate being k. In alphabetical order, just like x, y.

The focus is a distance p from the vertex as is the directrix, in opposite directions. The focus is inside the parabola.

If rays of light hit a parabola, they go to the focus.

Also looked at ellipses and hyperbolas.

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