# Solution: Compute the focal length and the length of the latus rectum of the parabola

Compute the focal length and the length of the latus rectum of the parabola y^2 + 8x – 6y + 25 = 0. How to find the focal length and latus rectum given the equation of the parabola?

#### Problem Statement: ECE Board November 1997

Compute the focal length and the length of the latus rectum of the parabola y^2 + 8x – 6y + 25 = 0.

The focal length is 2 and the length of latus rectum is 8.

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