Graphing 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. When you are asked to plot points, ckick on the graph where the point should be plotted. Notice that each tick mark 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?

  3. How do a and b help determine the graph of the ellipse and the graph of the hyperbola?



Information on graphing the ellipse and the hyperbola

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