Hi there

Would like a little help on this problem here if thats ok?

Your help is greatly appreciated!

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I have worked out the equation for the parabola:

x^2 = -28(y-8.5)

However, I am puzzled on how to move on from that point onwards.

Again, it's another study I am stuck on!

Unfortunately I was only given one example on this particular equation (especially a negative quadratic equation), but it doesn't suit the problem I am trying to solve on this one.

Here is that example:

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I am unsure as to what I should do next. I am familiar with factorising and squaring but only worked on normal parabolas that already have their equations given. (The canvas is blank on this round!)

I feel that I need to substitute 6 metres somehow to give me an answer. I was trying to find a way to calculate everything that I have learnt but it doesn't seem to give me the answer I am looking for.

Trying not to rely too much on the desmos calculator but maybe I might need to for an answer.

Who knows? Would love your input on this. Cheers!

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