## anonymous one year ago Please help, Will Medal and Fan! Center: (0,0) Vertex: (6,0) Co-vertex:(0,4) For the example given, is the vertex going to be along the vertical or horizontal direction?

1. anonymous

Can you help and explain this to me @Miracrown

2. Miracrown

Yes :)

3. Miracrown

We want to know which direction the ellipse is facing,right?

4. Miracrown

5. Miracrown

|dw:1434706818149:dw| these are the points given to us ^ based off of these point,s how do you think we would draw the ellipse?

6. anonymous

So, since its (6,0) it would be six units to the right of the center of the figure, right?

7. Miracrown

yes 6 units to the right of the center and then the co-vertex is 4 units up

8. Miracrown

Can we also draw those same points flipped over to the other sides?

9. anonymous

Yes, we can.

10. anonymous

Well, I'd think we can?

11. Miracrown

Yes, we can. :)

12. anonymous

Sorry, I'm not so good that this kind of math.

13. Miracrown

|dw:1434707098173:dw| so now can we fill in the ellipse from here?

14. Miracrown

it's ok, don't be sorry - you're learnin'

15. anonymous

I'm a little confused. Couldn't it be both horizontal and vertical at this point?

16. Miracrown

|dw:1434707170902:dw| which direction is our ellipse facing?

17. Miracrown

Well, if it was a perfect circle then it would be identical from both directions, but since our ellipse is squeeze whichever is the larger portion of the ellipse will be the direction of the ellipse

18. anonymous

I would be going horizontal, right? Since it's longer horizontal, or is there a better way of explaining that?

19. anonymous

Horizontally-

20. Miracrown

That is exactly it! Since the distance is stretched further along the x-axis it will be horizontal

21. anonymous

Thank you so much! I understand now, you've helped a lot! Thank you for helping me so late, I hope you have a wonderful day/night!

22. Miracrown

Likewise :)