## ParthKohli 2 years ago What is the equation of a hyperbola?

1. lgbasallote

isnt it $\huge \frac{x^2}{a^2} - \frac{y^2}{b^2} = 1?$

2. Wired

Close. Hyperbolas are centered on a point, so that needs to be in there as well: http://www.purplemath.com/modules/hyperbola.htm (scroll down to the middle)

3. Calcmathlete

You know, everywhere I go, a and b are switched to different places...

4. ParthKohli

Thanks all! :)