## anonymous 5 years ago What is the length of the transverse axis? (y-2)^2/16-(x+1)^2/144=1

1. asnaseer

in a hyperbola of the form:$\frac{(x-x_c)^2}{a^2}-\frac{(y-y_c)^2}{b^2}=1$I believe the length of the transverse axis is 2a.

2. anonymous

Thank you!

3. asnaseer

yw

4. asnaseer

you might find this helpful: http://www.purplemath.com/modules/hyperbola.htm

5. Mertsj

a^2=16 so a = 4 2a = lengths of transverse axis. In this case, 8

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