Calculus (3rd Edition)

Published by W. H. Freeman
ISBN 10: 1464125260
ISBN 13: 978-1-46412-526-3

Chapter 12 - Parametric Equations, Polar Coordinates, and Conic Sections - 12.5 Conic Sections - Preliminary Questions - Page 635: 4


Slopes of the asymptotes of the hyperbola.

Work Step by Step

The values $y=\pm \frac{b}{a} x$ represent the slopes of the asymptotes of the hyperbola. The slopes determine the "shape" of the hyperbola.
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