Solution: What are the x and y coordinates of the focus of the conic section?

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What are the x and y coordinates of the focus of the iconic section?

Problem Statement: ME Board October 1996

What are the x and y coordinates of the focus of the conic section described by the following equation? (Angle θ corresponds to a right triangle with adjacent side x, opposite side y and the hypotenuse r.) r sin2 θ = cos θ

Problem Answer:

The focus of the conic section is at (1/4, 0).

Solution:

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