Hello,

Can someone please verify if I'm correct with setting up the problem?

I'm trying to find the equation for a hyperbola

((x-4)^2 / 2) - (y^2 / 2) = 1

I've attached the graph.

Thanks!

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- Nov 23rd 2009, 03:44 PMl flipboi lEquation of a Hyperbola
Hello,

Can someone please verify if I'm correct with setting up the problem?

I'm trying to find the equation for a hyperbola

((x-4)^2 / 2) - (y^2 / 2) = 1

I've attached the graph.

Thanks! - Nov 23rd 2009, 04:02 PMapcalculus
Your y-intercepts seem to be incorrect. When you plug in x=0 into your equation, you do not get 4 and -4 for the y-values.

The general equation is:

you can then shift this anyway you like.

More at : Hyperbola -- from Wolfram MathWorld - Nov 23rd 2009, 07:13 PMl flipboi l
(oops need to redo)

you're right, then the answer should be:

- Nov 23rd 2009, 07:55 PMl flipboi l
I seem to be stuck...

The equation I'm working with is

now when i substitute the given, i get this:

I'm trying to solve for

and I keep getting b^2=48

Can someone please help me figure this out? - Nov 24th 2009, 09:50 AMapcalculus
- Nov 25th 2009, 12:01 PMl flipboi l