Quandaries
and Queries 

Name: Audrey Who is asking: Student Question: 

Hi Audrey, When you find a parabola in a magazine, turn the page
so that the parabola opens upward. Draw X and Y axes on the page so that
the vertex of the parabola is at the origin and positive Yaxis is upwards.
Notice that when x = 1, y = k. Using whatever units you are going to use, find the point (1,0) on the Xaxis. The point on the parabola directly above this point has coordinates (1,k). Mearure the distance from the Xaxis to this point to find k. Penny 

