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Homework Help: Parametric equations for the portion of the parabola y=x^2?

  1. May 7, 2014 #1


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    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Find the parametric equations for the portion of the parabola y=x^2 from
    (-1,1) to (3,9)

    2. Relevant equations

    None that I know of.

    3. The attempt at a solution

    Using knowledge of parametric equations I am not sure how to start. My teacher never went over this in class and she assigned it as homework. How do I start?
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  3. May 7, 2014 #2


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    If you let ##x=t## what would ##y## be? What values of ##t## would you use?
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