Algebra 2 (1st Edition)

Published by McDougal Littell
ISBN 10: 0618595414
ISBN 13: 978-0-61859-541-9

Chapter 9 Quadratic Relations and Conic Sections - 9.4 Graph and Write Equations of Ellipses - 9.4 Exercises - Skill Practice - Page 637: 24


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We know the following equation for an ellipse centered at the origin: $$\frac{x^2}{a^2}+\frac{y^2}{b^2}=1$$ Where $(\pm a,0)$ is the vertex and $(\pm b,0)$ is the co-vertex. Thus, we find: $$\frac{x^2}{(4)^2}+\frac{y^2}{(3)^2}=1$$ $$\frac{x^2}{16}+\frac{y^2}{9}=1$$
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