## GiggleSquid 3 years ago I need someone to help me with hyperbolas, I keep entering an answer but it comes up wrong every time.

1. UnkleRhaukus

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2. GiggleSquid

yep, those are the little f**kers

3. GiggleSquid

I need to find the vertices of the hyperbola: (y+@)^2/1 - (x+9)^2/9 = 1

4. GiggleSquid

thats y+2 not y+@

5. Rogue

Got this little chart from Paul's notes. It pretty much has all you need to know about hyperbolas =P

6. Rogue

In your case, k = -2, h = -9, b = 1, a = 3. So the vertices are (-9, -1) and (-9, -3).

7. GiggleSquid

says incorrect

8. GiggleSquid

9. GiggleSquid

no idea why?

10. Rogue
11. GiggleSquid

its what i got too...

12. jim_thompson5910

missing a comma between the parenthesis

13. GiggleSquid

are you pelletting me...

14. jim_thompson5910

computers can be soo picky

15. GiggleSquid

pelletting? lol

16. GiggleSquid

nice swear correction

17. jim_thompson5910

it's the filter

18. GiggleSquid

iknow

19. Rogue

Wow, I absolutely hate these types of online homeworks with a retarded computer.

20. jim_thompson5910

yeah something so silly makes it completely wrong isn't fair, but oh well

21. Rogue

AP Chemistry was so annoying because of UTexas, something similar to this.

22. jim_thompson5910

just be sure to follow the rules, read the instructions, etc etc the best you can

23. GiggleSquid

24. jim_thompson5910

and check and double check everything

25. GiggleSquid

suprised i got to 98% of this program without knowing that

26. jim_thompson5910

seems like this is probably the first time something like this has come up

27. Rogue

Yeah, but you have to be super careful, or else you easily lose points on your homework. I remember every time I was so sure I was right, but the computer spat out a red "incorrect." It got very frustrating :/

28. jim_thompson5910

it would be nice if it would say how/where you got it wrong, but computers aren't that smart (yet)

29. GiggleSquid

trying to make a joke, you math people are so hard to please...

30. jim_thompson5910

lol that's true

31. jim_thompson5910

we're very finicky...