## anonymous one year ago What are the steps in finding the verticies and foci for ellipses?

1. amoodarya

write the equation in standard form like this $\frac{ (x-\alpha)^2 }{ a^2 }+\frac{ (x-\beta)^2 }{ b^2 }=1\\if:a>b\\c^2=a^2-b^2$ so you can find c center is (alpha,beta) and center+ c ,center-c are foci

2. anonymous

Thank you!