Parabola vs Hyperbola shape

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lotus0618
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Parabola vs Hyperbola shape

Post by lotus0618 » Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:40 pm

Can you please give me a picture of parabola vs a hyperbola? I know it's simple, but the pictures on google are confusing to me.

I know a hyperbola shape looks like. For instance, the michales-menten has this shape
A sigmoidal curve is like the cooperative binding curve.

thanks!
NS_Tutor_Yuqi
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Re: Parabola vs Hyperbola shape

Post by NS_Tutor_Yuqi » Sun Jul 19, 2020 1:55 pm

Most commonly, you will see a parabola opening up or down. A hyperbola usually opens to the left or right, like with the Michaelis Menten graph. These two shapes come from very different mathematical formulas, even though they may appear to be similar. Here's a website that explains further.
https://courses.lumenlearning.com/bound ... -sections/
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