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I am trying to make a simulation of an airfoil in Mathematica. The final coordinates of the airfoil are parametric, but some of the other things like chord line are f(x) functions. Is there any way that I can plot a normal function and a parametric function on the same graph?

Thank you.

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Can you provide a specific example with working code ? – b.gatessucks Dec 6 '12 at 20:09
Have you looked at Show[]? – Jagra Dec 6 '12 at 20:12
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Combining two different plot types with Show

 ParametricPlot[{Sin[3 x], Cos[4 x]}, {x, -2 \[Pi], 2 \[Pi]}],
 Plot[x^2, {x, -2 \[Pi], 2 \[Pi]}, PlotStyle -> Red]

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or plotting multiple parametric functions in one ParametricPlot statement:

ParametricPlot[{{Sin[3 x], Cos[4 x]}, {x, x^2}}, {x, -2 \[Pi], 2 \[Pi]}, PlotRange -> {-1, 1}]

Mathematica graphics

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