Is it possible to write the equation of an oblique conic in the form?
For example, the equation looks like
How do I find the version of it?
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Not sure what you mean; looks like:
4y^2 - 5xy - 2x^2 + 1 = 0
Solve for y ?
Yes, how would I solve for y?
Treat the ' ' as a constant, and then substitute into the quadratic formula, or complete the square.
Compare this with the general form of a quadratic:
Here, your , and , so do the substitution.
Last edited by Quacky; Mar 3rd 2011 at 12:01 PM.
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