Q. 44.2( 25 Votes )

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Answer :

The given equation is x2 = -16y

Here, the coefficient of y is negative.

Hence, the parabola opens downwards.

On comparing this equation with x2 = -4ay, we get,

-4a = -16

a = 4


Co-ordinates of the focus = (0,-a) = (0,-4)

Since, the given equation involves x2, the axis of the parabola is the y-axis.

Equation of directrix, x =a, then,

y = 4

Length of latus rectum = 4a = 16

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