Ok, im pretty much out of ideas, throwing up a hail mary looking for some help here, lol. General equation of a parabola is x(y)=ay^2+by+c, i need x(0)=10 and x(5)=0. So C must equal 10, and b=-2-5a. So the equation is now x(y)=ay^2-(2+5a)y+10. Now, from here i must somehow derive the differential equation (d^2y/dt^2)+(g/(1+(2ay-(2+5a))^2))=0 with y(0)=5 and y'(0)=0. g=10m/s^2 I know the denominator is the same as 1+(x'^2), but apparently i have no idea how to derive differential equations. So thank you for any help!! I have more information on the problem but i'm not sure what else would be needed for the derivation.