Find the vertices of the ellipse x2(square)/4 + y2(square)/25=1

Choices

a. V(0,+5)

b. V(0,+25)

c. V(+2.0)

d. V(+4,0)

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- July 10th 2007, 06:39 PMccdalampPlease assist
Find the vertices of the ellipse x2(square)/4 + y2(square)/25=1

Choices

a. V(0,__+__5)

b. V(0,__+__25)

c. V(__+__2.0)

d. V(__+__4,0) - July 10th 2007, 08:06 PMSoroban
Hello, ccdalamp!

Quote:

Find the vertices of the ellipse: .

Choices: .

The denominator of the -fraction is: .

The denominator of the -fraction is: .

Since the larger denominator is "under the ", the major axis is vertical.

. . The vertices are always the ends of the*major*axis.

Hence, the vertices are 5 units above and below the center: .