**Cartesian equation: **

*y*^{n} = *k*(*a* - *x*)^{p}*x*^{m}

The curves with the equation given above, where

The name *Pearls of Sluze* was given to these curves by Blaise Pascal.

The particular curves drawn above have

n= 4,k= 2,a= 4,p= 3,m= 2.

JOC/EFR/BS January 1997

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