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Find the equation of the parabola with its vertex at the origin and focus at (-3,0)

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This is a horizontal parabola and the coordinates of vertex are ( 0, 0 ). Also the coordinates of focus are: F ( -3, 0 ) so f = -3 and p = 2 f = 2 * ( - 3 ) = - 6 The formula is: x² = 2 p y x² = 2 * ( - 6 ) y = - 12 y Answer: The equation of the parabola is:  x² = - 12 y.

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