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# Find the equation of the parabola that satisfies the given conditions: Focus (6,0); directrix x = - 6

7.  Find the equation of the parabola that satisfies the given conditions:

Focus (6,0); directrix $x = - 6$

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Given, in a parabola,

Focus : (6,0) And Directrix : $x = - 6$

Here,

Focus is of the form (a, 0), which means it lies on the X-axis. And Directrix is of the form $x=-a$ which means it lies left to the Y-Axis.

These are the condition when the standard equation of a parabola is.$y^2=4ax$

Hence the Equation of Parabola is

$y^2=4ax$

Here, it can be seen that:

$a=6$

Hence the Equation of the Parabola is:

$\Rightarrow y^2=4ax\Rightarrow y^2=4(6)x$

$\Rightarrow y^2=24x$.

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