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Meehan98
 one year ago
Identifying Conic Sections help, please!
Meehan98
 one year ago
Identifying Conic Sections help, please!

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anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Conic sections are the curves which can be derived from taking slices of a "doublenapped" cone.

Meehan98
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1I understand all of it besides the last part, and I have 9(x7)^2 + 16 (y5)^2=144

Meehan98
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1I know that I multiply (1/144) by each side but the (9) is throwing me off.

madhu.mukherjee.946
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1its an hyperbola

Meehan98
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1But How do you get the final equation so you know it's a hyperbola?

madhu.mukherjee.946
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.19 (x14) x+16 (y10) y185 = 0

madhu.mukherjee.946
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.19 (x7)^2+16 (y5)^2144 = 0

Meehan98
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1So, the final equation we want looks like this: (xh)^2/a^2(yk)^2/b^2=1 From your equation above, is the next step to divide 144?

Meehan98
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1OKay, this is where I get confused because wouldn't it be: 9/144(x7)^2+16/144(y5)^2=1

madhu.mukherjee.946
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1did i help you?

Meehan98
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Sorry my computer crashed. Ok so I'm getting an ellipse. (X+7)^2/16 + (y5)^2/9=1

madhu.mukherjee.946
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1nope its an hyperbola

Meehan98
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1When you divide 144 to 9(x7)^2 would your result be (x+7)^2/16 because the 1 makes x7^2 a positive (x+7)^2

Meehan98
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Never mind! I got it!! Thanks for your help! The equation would be: (y50^2/9(x7)^2/16
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