(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Sketch the curves with the following equations:

a) y=5x^(3/4)

b) y=-2x^(-3/2)

2. Relevant equations

The general equation of curves (circles, parabola, ellipse, hyperbola)

3. The attempt at a solution

It seems to me that this question is not exactly a coordinate geometry question. At first, I thought this is a parametric equation, but parametric equation use t instead of y. Then, I thought of substituting x with some other things. But that fails as well. (The fraction power make it not rational to be substituted by x^2, x^3 and so on.) The equation doesn't resemble general equation circles, parabola, ellipse, or hyperbola.

How should I attempt this question? Is equation of curves really useful to solve this question?

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