The equations

x = 4t and y = 2 - 10t - 5t^2

can represent the path of a projectile. They are called parametric equations and t is the parameter.

x = 4t and y = 2 - 10t - 5t^2

can represent the path of a projectile. They are called parametric equations and t is the parameter.

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## This question appears in the following syllabi:

Syllabus | Module | Section | Topic | Exam Year |
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AQA A-Level (UK - Pre-2017) | M1 | Kinematics | Projectiles | - |

AQA A2 Maths 2017 | Mechanics | Kinematics | Projectiles | - |

AQA AS/A2 Maths 2017 | Mechanics | Kinematics | Projectiles | - |

CCEA A-Level (NI) | M2 | Kinematics | Projectiles | - |

CIE A-Level (UK) | M2 | Kinematics | Projectiles | - |

Edexcel A-Level (UK - Pre-2017) | M2 | Kinematics | Projectiles | - |

Edexcel A2 Maths 2017 | Mechanics | Projectiles | Projectiles | - |

Edexcel AS/A2 Maths 2017 | Mechanics | Projectiles | Projectiles | - |

OCR A-Level (UK - Pre-2017) | M2 | Kinematics | Projectiles | - |

OCR A2 Maths 2017 | Mechanics | Motion in Two Dimensions | Projectiles | - |

OCR MEI A2 Maths 2017 | Mechanics | Projectiles | Projectiles | - |

OCR-MEI A-Level (UK - Pre-2017) | M1 | Kinematics | Projectiles | - |

Pre-U A-Level (UK) | Mech | Kinematics | Projectiles | - |

Universal (all site questions) | K | Kinematics | Projectiles | - |

WJEC A-Level (Wales) | M2 | Kinematics | Projectiles | - |