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Write the equation for an ellipse with covertices (0,3) and (0,3), major axis of length 10.
 one year ago
Write the equation for an ellipse with covertices (0,3) and (0,3), major axis of length 10.

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iheartfood
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0@jim_thompson5910 :)

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1where is the center?

iheartfood
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0idk.. it doesn't say... it just says what i typed in :/

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1i know, you have to find it

jim_thompson5910
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Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1the covertices lie along the minor axis

iheartfood
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Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ok, how do we do that?

jim_thompson5910
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Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1the midpoint of this minor axis is where the center is

iheartfood
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Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0minor is vertical or horizontal?

jim_thompson5910
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Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1(0,3) and (0,3) lie on what line?

iheartfood
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so would the center be (0,0) ??

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1no, you have it flipped

iheartfood
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0okay so how do i write this equation?? oh the y axis?

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1so the minor axis is vertical

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1the major must be horizontal

iheartfood
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Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ohh okay :) so its on the major axis?

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1no they are on the minor axis because they are covertices

iheartfood
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Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ohh okay i see... what do we do now??

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1how long is the minor axis?

iheartfood
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0idk :/ how do i find that?? i just know the major axis is 10...

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1what's the distance between the covertices?

iheartfood
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.06? so is 6 the length of the minor axis?

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1cut that in half to get 3 that's the length of the semiminor axis

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1since the minor axis is vertical, this value of 3 corresponds to the value of b (which is paired with the y term below) (xh)^2/(a^2) + (yk)^2/(b^2) = 1

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1you know the center is (0,0) because you just found this, so (h,k) = (0,0)

iheartfood
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0okay :) so far we have this? (x0)^2/(a^2) + (y0)^2/(3^2)=1 ??

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1good, the only thing you need is 'a'

iheartfood
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0how do we find that? do we square root 10? if so, can i just write sq.rt.10?

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1no, the length of the major axis is 10 the length of the semimajor axis is ____

iheartfood
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0okay so is this my final equation??dw:1356131103670:dw is that it?? or do i need to simplify it more?

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1you can simplify it more if you want

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1dw:1356131176856:dw

iheartfood
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0but when it says write the equation, what format do they want it in?

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1there are many formats, but that's probably the best one

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1because you can tell it's an ellipse and you can use it to read off the center, major axis, minor axis lengths, etc etc

iheartfood
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0the simplified version?

iheartfood
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0kk so we are done now?? htats it?
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