## alyssababy7 2 years ago Graph the ellipse. 16(x - 1)^2 + 9(y + 2)^2 = 144

1. alyssababy7

2. satellite73

divide by 144 first

3. satellite73

you get $\frac{(x-1)^2}{9}+\frac{(y+2)^2}{16}=1$

4. satellite73

center is $$(1,-2)$$

5. satellite73

and since the number under the $$y^2$$ term is larger than the one under the $$x^2$$ term you know it looks like this |dw:1354638211625:dw|

6. alyssababy7

so it would be B?

7. satellite73

yes, B

8. alyssababy7

Thank you so much

9. satellite73

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