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    Find the equation of the ellipse if the endpoints of the minor axis are (3,1) and (3,-5) and one focus is at (7,-2)
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    Quote Originally Posted by reiward View Post
    Find the equation of the ellipse if the endpoints of the minor axis are (3,1) and (3,-5) and one focus is at (7,-2)
    Center O of the ellipse is [(3+3)/2, (1-5)/2] = (3, -2)
    focus F is (7,-2). So OF = 4 = ae.
    b^2 = a^2 - (ae)^2
    b is given. Find a.
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