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

Alright so I wasn't sure if I should put this in the Calculus section, but just in case that I would need derivatives to solve this I decided I would put this thread here.

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3. The attempt at a solution

I tried finding the relationship with trigonometry but it didn't work because the parabola is curved and does not extend as a straight line like a triangle. Could anyone give me a hint on how to start this question?

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# Homework Help: Finding the equation of a parabola

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