It is the axis. NOT the directrix which does not even touch the parabola.
the axis of symmetry
A cubic line is in a cube shape line. and Parabola is a straight line
There are several ways of defining a parabola. Here are some:Given a straight line and a point not on that line, a parabola is the locus of all points that are equidistant from that point (the focus) and the line (directrix).A parabola is the intersection of the surface of a right circular cone and a plane parallel to a generating line of that surface.A parabola is the graph of a quadratic equation.
The line of symmetry located on a parabola is right down the center. A parabola is a U shape. Depending on the direction of the parabola it either has a x axis of symmetry or y axis of symmetry. You should have two equal sides of the parabola.
"From the geometric point of view, the given point is the focus of the parabola and the given line is its directrix. It can be shown that the line of symmetry of the parabola is the line perpendicular to the directrix through the focus. The vertex of the parabola is the point of the parabola that is closest to both the focus and directrix."-http://www.personal.kent.edu/~rmuhamma/Algorithms/MyAlgorithms/parabola.htm"A line perpendicular to the axis of symmetry used in the definition of a parabola. A parabola is defined as follows: For a given point, called the focus, and a given line not through the focus, called the directrix, a parabola is the locus, or set of points, such that the distance to the focus equals the distance to the directrix."-http://www.mathwords.com/d/directrix_parabola.htm
A parabola has no endpoints: it extends to infinity.A parabola has no endpoints: it extends to infinity.A parabola has no endpoints: it extends to infinity.A parabola has no endpoints: it extends to infinity.
Yes, but a parabola, itself, can have only a vertical line of symmetry.
A parabola has a single focus point. There is a line running perpendicular to the axis of symmetry of the parabola called the directrix. A line running from the focus to a point on the parabola is going to have the same distance as from the point on the parabola to the closest point of the directrix. In theory you could look at a parabola as being an ellipse with one focus at infinity, but that really doesn't help any. ■
there can be 0, 1, 2, or infinite intercepts for a parabola 0 intercepts occurs when the parabola does not meet the 2nd line 1 occurs when the parabola intersects a line at the vertex 2 occurs when the line does not intersect at the vertex, but still intersects the parabola infinite occurs when there are 2 parabolas, that although they may be written differently, are the same on a graph.
Every line bisector divides a line into two halves: by definition!
Y = X2 ===== The graph of this parabola is crossed only at a point and once by a vertical line, so it is a function. Passes the vertical line test.