What does parabola mean in Maths?
Parabola is obtained by slicing a cone parallel to the edge of the cone.
Answer: Parabola is a locus of all points which are equally spaced from a fixed line and a fixed point.
The fixed point is called, the focus of the parabola, and the fixed line is called, directrix of the parabola.
Parabola is obtained by slicing a cone parallel to the edge of the cone. It is of U – shape as a stretched geometric plane.
The formula is y = x2 on the x – y axis.
For parabola, eccentricity is 1, that is, a : b = 1
Here, a is the perpendicular distance from the focus to a point on the curve and b is the distance from the directrix to the point.