anonymous
  • anonymous
Can someone do step-by-step on writing the equation of an ellipse?
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anonymous
  • anonymous
an ellipse looks like a circle right?
anonymous
  • anonymous
do you know the equation of a circle?
amistre64
  • amistre64
x^2 y^2 --- + --- = 1 a^2 b^2

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anonymous
  • anonymous
a circle is (x-h)^2 + (y-k)^2 = r^2, i think.
anonymous
  • anonymous
\[x^2 + y^2 = a^2\] where a can be any number. in this case the length from the origin to one side of an ellipse is not the same all throughout like in a circle so its smaller in some sides. So X or Y can be divided by any number to get an ellipse

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