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# Find the coordinates of the focus, axis of the parabola, the equation of the directrix and the length of the latus rectum. x ^2 = 6y

2. Find the coordinates of the focus, axis of the parabola, the equation of the directrix and the length of the latus rectum.

$x^2 = 6y$

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Given, a parabola with equation

$x^2 =6y$

This is parabola of the form $x^2=4ay$ which opens upward.

So,

By comparing the given parabola equation with the standard equation, we get,

$4a=6$

$a=\frac{3}{2}$

Hence,

Coordinates of the focus :

$(0,a)=\left (0,\frac{3}{2}\right)$

Axis of the parabola:

It can be seen that the axis of this parabola is Y-Axis.

The equation of the directrix

$y=-a,\Rightarrow y=-\frac{3}{2}\Rightarrow y+\frac{3}{2}=0$

The length of the latus rectum:

$4a=4(\frac{3}{2})=6$.

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