Precalculus (6th Edition) Blitzer

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ISBN 10: 0-13446-914-3
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Chapter 9 - Review Exercises - Page 1035: 25


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Assume that there was a hyperbola with the given conditions. We have $c=2, a=3$ and thus $b=\sqrt {c^2-a^2}=\sqrt {2^2-3^2}=\sqrt {-5}$. So, we can not obtain a real value for $b$. This means that the original hyperbola does not exist.
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