Yes on both questions (but really only - divide by 4).
Question: Classify the equation , reduce it to standard form, and state the required transformation.
The textbook says
Parabolic
Then, and
So the equation reduces to
which all makes sense, but I am a little confused with what is the transformation and what is standard form.
Is [tex]\xi = bx - 2ay = 4x - 2y[/tex] and the required transformation and is standard form?