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arze sorry, i thought the major and minor axes where the center was at the origin would be the x and y axes?
My mistake, I should have said what the question says, which is:The tangent at
on the ellipse
meets the
tangent at the positive end of the major axis at Q and the positive end of the minor axis at R.
The last part of that sentence is a bit misleading. It must mean that the tangent at P meets the tangent at the positive end of the minor axis at R. You need to take Q and R to be the points where the tangent at P meets the lines x=4 and y=3.