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Cheetablaze

  • 2 years ago

Show, using algebra, that the formula for a parabola is a special case of the formula for an ellipse. I have no problems even paying 5$ after the answer has been received via paypal.... seriously...

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  1. tercespot
    • 2 years ago
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    c/a=eccentricity

  2. tercespot
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    where c is the distance from the center to the focus of the ellipse a is the distance from the center to a vertex

  3. tercespot
    • 2 years ago
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    if that is what you are asking

  4. Cheetablaze
    • 2 years ago
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    hmm, very interesting fact. The fun part will be to write an equation that makes sense.

  5. tercespot
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    oh srry

  6. Cheetablaze
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    This helps me start in a direction, i had no clue prior to this and my professor is not helpful at all

  7. tercespot
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    ok well i might not be very good at explaining this but i found a website that can, i hope this leads you in the right direction, here is the link. http://www.sophia.org/finding-the-equation-for-an-ellipse-concept?topic=conic-sections-circles-and-ellipses

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