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#1 2007-01-02 09:35:18

Kiran
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conic section

tell what conic section the following equation represents:

x^2 - 4y^2 = 4


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#2 2007-01-03 02:28:17

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Re: conic section

Divide by 4: x²/4 - y² = 1
Rewrite: (x/2)² - y² = 1

This is the canonical form of a hyperbola.


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#3 2007-01-03 06:36:41

Kiran
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Re: conic section

Thank you Mathsy


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