Precalculus (6th Edition) Blitzer

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-13446-914-3
ISBN 13: 978-0-13446-914-0

Chapter 9 - Section 9.4 - Rotation of Axes - Exercise Set - Page 1010: 32


An ellipse or a circle.

Work Step by Step

Step 1. From the given equation, we have $A=10, B=24, C=17$ Step 2. Evaluate $B^2-4AC=(24)^2-4(10)(17)=576-680=-104$ Step 3. As $B^2-4AC\lt0$, the equation represents an ellipse or a circle.
Update this answer!

You can help us out by revising, improving and updating this answer.

Update this answer

After you claim an answer you’ll have 24 hours to send in a draft. An editor will review the submission and either publish your submission or provide feedback.