find the equation of the path of a point that moves so that its distance from (5,0) is 5/4 of its distance from x=16/5
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Originally Posted by ampong09 find the equation of the path of a point that moves so that its distance from (5,0) is 5/4 of its distance from x=16/5 A generic point fulfils the conditions iff . That is a canonical hyperbola with x-axis equal to 4 and y-axis equal to ... Tonio
can i have it in the standard form ? x^2/a^2 - y^2/b^2 = 1 ?
Originally Posted by ampong09 can i have it in the standard form ? x^2/a^2 - y^2/b^2 = 1 ? Of course you can: just re-arrange algebraically the equation I gave you. Tonio
does this mean something ? http://www.mathhelpforum.com/math-he...5a4348339b.png it's my first time to use this in an equation. thanks for the answer
Originally Posted by ampong09 does this mean something ? http://www.mathhelpforum.com/math-he...5a4348339b.png it's my first time to use this in an equation. thanks for the answer That is what we use to symbolize a point in the plane ... What is your level of mathematics? If you're doing analytic geometry you should understand the above, even if the symbology isn't known to you. Tonio
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