Finding the equation of the Ellipse and the Hyperbola


  1. Click on the "New Problem" Button.

  2. Follow the instructions and hit the "enter" key when you have finished entering in your step.

  3. Notice that each tick mark on the graph represents 2 units.


Written Exercises

When you have mastered the above tutorial, please answer the follwing in a few complete sentences

  1. How do you tell the difference between the equation of an ellipse and the equation of a hyperbola?

  2. How do you find the center of a conic from its graph?

  3. How do you find a and b from the graph?



Information on the graph of the ellipse and the hyperbola

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