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anonymous
 one year ago
what is the major axis of the ellipse (x9)^2/25 + (y+2)^2/100 = 1
anonymous
 one year ago
what is the major axis of the ellipse (x9)^2/25 + (y+2)^2/100 = 1

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Owlcoffee
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1every elipse has the equation: \[\frac{ x^2 }{ a^2 }+\frac{ y^2 }{ b^2}=1\] \[\frac{ y^2 }{ a^2 }+\frac{ x^2 }{ b^2 }=1\] The first equation represents an elipse whose major axis is on the xaxis and the second equation represents an elipse whose major axis is on the yaxis. The same is applied when the elipse ha sbeen pivoted : \[\frac{ (x \alpha )^2 }{ a^2 }+\frac{ (y \beta)^2 }{ b^2 }=1\] \[\frac{ (y \beta )^2 }{ a^2 }+\frac{ (x \alpha)^2 }{ b^2 }=1\] Where the first equation represents the equation of a pivoted elipse with the focal axis parallel to the xaxis. The second one represents a pivoted elipse whose focal axis is parallel to the yaxis.
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