Absolute Value 2

READ the instructions on the right and INTERACT with the C.a.R. applet below.

Created by Steven Lapinski using the Compass and Ruler (C.a.R.) java program.

Investigation Steps

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A circle with center at point C that passes through point A and is tangent to a line at point B.

  1. Drag point B.

  2. Move point A then drag point B, what happens to the parabola?

  3. Why does point C trace a parabola?