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anonymous
 one year ago
which expression gives the length of the transverse axis of the hyperbola shown below?
2(a+b)
ab
a+b
2(ab)
anonymous
 one year ago
which expression gives the length of the transverse axis of the hyperbola shown below? 2(a+b) ab a+b 2(ab)

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anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0http://media.apexlearning.com/Images/201011/29/a6168e78d43e403f9410ed838f3d0b3a.gif

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0well... the traverse axis means, the line from vertex to vertex thus dw:1435709894711:dw

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0if we were to slide the point intersecting "a" and "b", over the curve, it'd end up; like dw:1435710165798:dw

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so in the end the line would end up as dw:1435710275849:dw

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0this is very helpful thanks

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0thus we could say that

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0dw:1435710410356:dw so... what do you think is the traverse axis, or "that line"?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0dw:1435710478069:dw dw:1435710530601:dw

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0thus ab = traverse axis

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0dw:1435710708867:dw

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0once we slide the dot down the curve to the horizontal line "a" length is from the left focus over to the curve and "b" length is from the curve, to the right focus the distance from the focus to the curve is "b" if you subtract "b" amount from "a" all that's left is from curve to curve, or the traverse line :)
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