Let's say i have a parametric equation:(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

x = t^2

y = t^3 + 4t

Even though this is a 2nd and 3rd degree parametric equation, i can isolate and express in terms of y = f(x) because the parametric equation for x involves only one term for t.

Thus:

t = sqrt(x)

and

y = sqrt(x)^3 + 4(sqrt(x))

But if the parametric equation instead had 2 terms with the variable t, in each equation, of varying degrees:

x = t^2 + 2t

y = t^3 + 4t

Could i still isolate? Because as far as i can see, i would have to express t in terms of itself.

i.e.

t^2 = x - 2t

t = sqrt(x - 2t)

Is there any way around this?

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