Hey guys, How do I convert this equation: into the standard form of an ellipse's formula. I know that the right hand side has to be 1 but O don't know what to do with the first degree x and y terms.
Last edited by mr fantastic; Jun 25th 2011 at 02:26 PM. Reason: Re-titled.
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Originally Posted by elieh into the standard form of an ellipse's formula. I'll get you started. . You should expand that to check my work.
Got it!
In other words, complete the square.
You'll find that whenever you want a circle or ellipse, completing the square is required.
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