Samara is adjusting a satellite because she finds it is not focusing the incoming radio waves perfectly. The shape of her satellite can be modeled by y2=2(x+6), where x and y are modeled in inches. She realizes that the static is a result of the feed antenna shifting slightly off the focus point. What is the focus point of the satellite?

Accepted Solution

This is a parabola by the looks of the equation and the fact that it's a satellite dish. The vertex of the equation is (-6,0) and the focus is 2/4, 1/2. 1/2 plus -6 is -5.5. the focus is (-5.5,0).

This answer is only true if the actual equation is y^2 not 2yΒ