# How can you distinguish parabolas from other conic sections by looking at their equations?

How can you distinguish parabolas from other conic sections by looking at their equations?
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Step1 Consider the standard form of the equation of the parabola is either .
This,shows that equation of the parabola will have either term on one side of the equation and a y term or x term on the other side of the equation.

Step 2

In case of other conic section there will be term on one side of the equation with a constant value on the other side. Thus, in this way the parabola can be distinguished from the other conic sections by looking at the equations.