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$${\mathtt{X}} = {{\mathtt{Y}}}^{{\mathtt{2}}}{\mathtt{\,-\,}}\left({\mathtt{10}}{\mathtt{\,\times\,}}{\mathtt{Y}}\right){\mathtt{\,\small\textbf+\,}}{\mathtt{40}}$$

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This is just a quadratic on its side.  See if the following helps:

 

 Quadratic on its side:

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Alan  Jun 6, 2015
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 #1
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This is just a quadratic on its side.  See if the following helps:

 

 Quadratic on its side:

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Alan  Jun 6, 2015
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Thanks Alan,

 

X=Y^2-(10Y)+40

 

This is a sidways parabola. I know because it is the y that is squared.

It opens out in the positive direction. I know that because the coefficient of y^2 is 1 which is POSITIVE.

Now if I can get it into the form

 

$$(y-k)^2=4a(x-h)$$ 

 

then the vertex will be   (h,k)

 

$$\\X=Y^2-(10Y)+40\\\\
X-40=Y^2-(10Y)\\\\
Y^2-(10Y)=X-40\\\\
Y^2-(10Y)+25=X-40+25\qquad $I have completed the square$\\\\
(Y-5)^2=X-15\\\\
$Vertex is (15,5)$$$

 

This the same answer as shown in Alan's graph.   :)

Melody  Jun 6, 2015
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Hi Alan and Melody

When I put this equation in Desmos graph it show the parabola going up instead of side ways like Alan’s graph

It show it going up for all thes equations

 

X(Y)=Y^2-(10Y)+40

X=Y^2-(10Y)+40

Y=X^2-(10X)+40

it also do it when I leave out the X= part

 

If I put the colon : in like Alan put in his then it do not work at all. It give an exclamation point!

 

Can you please show me how to make this work in Desmos graph ?

Dragonlance  Jun 7, 2015
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It seemed to work OK for me,  Dragonlance  .......(???)

 

Here's the graph.......https://www.desmos.com/calculator/sq4i2l2dtk

 

 

CPhill  Jun 7, 2015
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Thank you CPhill

I made a new post

 

http://web2.0calc.com/questions/desmos-sometimes-not-work-right-if-you-use-capital-letters

 

to show what the problem was.

Dragonlance  Jun 7, 2015
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Dragonlance wrote: "If I put the colon : in like Alan put in his then it do not work at all..."

 

I used Mathcad to do that calculation.  In Mathcad (and some other sorts of mathematical software, like Maple, for example)   :=  is used to represent assignment.  This is not the case for all calculational software, and it clearly doesn't work as an assignment operator in Desmos, where a simple  =  is all that is necessary.

Alan  Jun 7, 2015
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Thank you Alan. My TI NSpire use the :=  for some kind of varables.

Does Mathcad treat capital letter VARABLES different than small letter varables ?

Dragonlance  Jun 7, 2015
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Mathcad treats upper and lower case as indicating different variable names, but it doesn't make any assumption about which one should go where on a graph; it leaves that up to the user to decide.

 

I'd forgotten that the TI_NSpire uses := as well (I have the software-only version, not the physical calculator, and I don't use it very often).

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Alan  Jun 7, 2015

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