# How do you find the equation of a parabola with vertex at the origin and focus (2,0)?

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Jun 26, 2018

See below for an explanation!

#### Explanation:

Since the focus is to the right of the parabola's vertex on a graph, and since the focus is always contained within the parabola, the parabola faces right. The formula for a right-facing parabola is

Since the vertex is the origin, there aren't any

You may know that **the distance from the vertex of a parabola to both its focus and directrix.** The focus is 2 units away, so

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