Hi

can someone show me how would you find the equation express in the form and asymptotes of the following equations:

1)

i got

2)

This is what i have done:

answer is

P.S

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- January 15th 2010, 04:52 PMPaymemoneyRectanglar hyperbola question
Hi

can someone show me how would you find the equation express in the form and asymptotes of the following equations:

1)

i got

2)

This is what i have done:

answer is

P.S - January 15th 2010, 06:38 PMSoroban
Hello, Paymemoney!

Your algebra is off . . .

Quote:

Express in the form

and find the asymptotes of the following equations:

i got: . . . . no

We have: .

Complete the square: .

And we have: .

Divide by 16: .

To find the asymptotes, set the equation equal to 0.

. .

Take square roots: .

Therefore: .

- January 15th 2010, 08:53 PMPaymemoney
what about my second question?

- January 15th 2010, 09:02 PMProve It
- January 15th 2010, 09:29 PMPaymemoney
- January 15th 2010, 09:32 PMProve It
- January 16th 2010, 03:48 PMPaymemoney
can someone tell me where i have gone wrong in finding the x-intercepts for question 1.

so x=0 or x=2

i looked in the book's answers and it says and - January 16th 2010, 10:15 PMProve It
- January 17th 2010, 12:53 AMPaymemoney
oops its question 2 which i am having trouble finding the x-intercepts

- January 17th 2010, 12:57 AMProve It

Let , then

or

or .

I agree with your answer... - January 17th 2010, 01:03 AMPaymemoney
ok thanks that means the book's answer is incorrect.