# How to find the focus of a parabola?

#### Understand the Problem

The question is asking for the method to determine the focus point of a parabola, which is a key concept in the geometry of conic sections. This involves understanding the standard form of a parabola and the properties that define its focus location.

(h, k + 1/(4a)) for vertical parabolas, (h + 1/(4a), k) for horizontal parabolas.

The final answer is the focus point (h, k + 1/(4a)) for vertically opening parabolas and (h + 1/(4a), k) for horizontally opening parabolas.

The final answer is the focus point (h, k + 1/(4a)) for vertically opening parabolas and (h + 1/(4a), k) for horizontally opening parabolas.

The focus of a parabola is the point where all the reflected lines converging on the parabola meet.

#### Tips

Be sure to correctly complete the square and identify the values of h and k from the vertex form of the equation.

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