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moser90
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Use the center, vertices, and asymptotes to graph the hyperbola.
(x  1)2  9(y  2)2 = 9
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moser90 Group Title
Use the center, vertices, and asymptotes to graph the hyperbola. (x  1)2  9(y  2)2 = 9
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moser90 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I am totally stuck if someone can help me find the center I can figure out the rest
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moser90 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
is the center 0,0
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theEric Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
http://tutorial.math.lamar.edu/Classes/Alg/Hyperbolas.aspx is a good link to help you!
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moser90 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I am just really confused because there is nothing on the bottom for a denominator
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theEric Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
I'm not sure myself, but it looks like it's (1,2) for the center.
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waleed_imtiaz Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
First divide the whole equation by 9... (x  1)^2/(9)  (y  2)^2 =1 now U know a=3 and b=1 So focus is (+c,o) because it is on xaxis..... Can u do now ?
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moser90 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
so the center is (1,3)
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theEric Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
\[\frac{9}{1}=\frac{1}{\frac{1}{9}}=\frac{1}{(\frac{1}{3})^2}\]
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moser90 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
so this would make it the last picture right
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theEric Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
If the center is (1,2) that is your only option!
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theEric Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Did you check out the link? http://tutorial.math.lamar.edu/Classes/Alg/Hyperbolas.aspx
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waleed_imtiaz Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
centre would be (1,2) i think so
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theEric Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Well that's two of us. I say it's a good bet.
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moser90 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
sometimes the pictures are just hard to go by
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moser90 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
but we know that it is not (0,0) or (1,2) so the last one is the best
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theEric Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
When you look at formulas that have something like \[(x+h)\], you often want x to be modified only by addition or subtraction. If x is multiplied or divided by anything, get it out of the parenthesis! Anything multiplied or divided by \[(x+h)\]is then something that can really be expressed as just division if you want. By doing so, the equation you have will start to match up with the general formula for the shape of the curve.
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theEric Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
We are sure it is (1,2) when we compare it to the general formula. The position of the center of any shape can be found when you see how all x's and all y's are modified with addition or subtraction. This seems to "shift" graphs.
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theEric Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
You're welcome! :) Back to the "shifting", if you have y = (x), then y = (x+5) is looks to be shifted 5 up. Same with y = 9(x) seeming to shift 5 up when you look at y = 9(x+5).
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theEric Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
When you look at \[(xh)^2\], \[(xh)\]is how you are modifying x. You are finding the difference between them with subtraction. Then that difference is squared, so only the difference between them matters, not at all whether x>h or x<h.
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theEric Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Lastly, for your future typedup math discussions, it helps to express "to the power of 2" as "^2". It's a very common notation used on the internet.
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