# parabola

## Equation of the Diameter of Parabola Bisecting Parallel Chords of Given Slope

**Problem**

A parabola has an equation of *y*^{2} = 8*x*. Find the equation of the diameter of the parabola, which bisect chords parallel to the line *x* – *y* = 4.

A. y = 2 |
C. y = 4 |

B. y = 3 |
D. y = 1 |

## The Parabola

### Definition of Parabola

Parabola is the locus of point that moves such that it is always equidistant from a fixed point and a fixed line. The fixed point is called focus and the fixed line is called directrix.

## Conic Sections

**Definition**

Conic sections can be defined as the locus of point that moves so that the ratio of its distance from a fixed point called the focus to its distance from a fixed line called the directrix is constant. The constant ratio is called the eccentricity of the conic.