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Finding the equation of a parabola

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Homework Statement


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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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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y=ax2+bx+c

You have 2 points where the tangents are given and y intercept.
 
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y=ax2+bx+c

You have 2 points where the tangents are given and y intercept.
Thanks!
 

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