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It says the cross section of a parabolic reflector of a headlight is shown in the diagram. Determine where the bulb should be located if it is positioned at the focus?

Um what is the cross section? The x and y axis? Where they meet?

Do I have to find an equation? Or coordinate? Or do I just describe where it should be?

This is an application question for locus and conics I think this is an application with a parabola conic but not too sure. I have an equation for the bulb but its probably wrong, it is

[tex] x^2= \frac {1} {32} y^2 [/tex]

this is the equation of a parabola conic opening towards the right like the diagram. Please help me out! Thanks :yuck:

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# Homework Help: Parabolic Headlight where should bulb be located Locus and Conic unit

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