## anonymous one year ago How do you write an equation in standard form of an ellipse that contains: foci (0, +-3) and Has a major axis length of 10

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1. amoodarya

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2. amoodarya

c=3, a=5 $a^2=b^2+c^2\\5^2=3^2+b^2\\b=4\\\frac{(x-x_c)^2}{a^2}+\frac{(y-y_c)^2}{b^2}=1$ xc=x of center yc= y of center

3. anonymous

Wouldn't the major axis be on the y -axis?

4. Loser66

how?? when the foci on x-axis $$(0,\pm3)$$, the major is on the x-axis also.