Find the directrix and the focus.
Start with this info:
The standard form is (x - h)2 = 4p (y - k), where the focus is (h, k + p) and the directrix is y = k - p.
we'll try to get your equation in that form....then everything pops out at ya...
(x-2)^2 = 24 (y-3)
(x-2)^2 = 4(6)(y-3) Now you can see that the focus is 2,9 and the directrix is y = 3-6 = -3