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    Ellipses

    Find the center, vertices, foci and eccentricity of the ellipse, and sketch its graph. Use a graphing utility to verify your graph.

    ((x+3)^2)/12+((y-2)^2)/16=1
    Last edited by ryno16; November 30th 2009 at 07:47 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ryno16 View Post
    Find the center, vertices, foci and eccentricity of the ellipse, and sketch its graph. Use a graphing utility to verify your graph.

    ((x+3)^2)/12+((y-2)^2)/12=1
    ...what progress have you made with this question? Are you familiar with the standard equation of an ellipse? Here is some reading that will help you get started: Ellipse -- from Wolfram MathWorld
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    EDIT: doh had the equation wrong

    center: (-3,2)
    a= sqrt(12)
    b=4
    c=?
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