Q. 45.0( 2 Votes )

Write the equation of the parabola with focus (0, 0) and directrix x + y – 4 = 0.

Answer :

Given that we need to find the equation of the parabola whose focus is S(0, 0) and directrix(M) is x + y - 4 = 0.



Let us assume P(x, y) be any point on the parabola.


We know that the point on the parabola is equidistant from focus and directrix.


We know that the distance between two points (x1, y1) and (x2, y2) is .


We know that the perpendicular distance from a point (x1, y1) to the line ax + by + c = 0 is .


SP = PM


SP2 = PM2





2x2 + 2y2 = x2 + y2 - 8x - 8y + 2xy + 16


x2 + y2 - 2xy + 8x + 8y - 16 = 0


The equation of the parabola is x2 + y2 - 2xy + 8x + 8y - 16 = 0.


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