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    hyperbola

    I'm not really sure what needs to be done here:
    Prove that if Q(x0,y0) is any point whose coordinates x0, y0 are non-zero, then there is a unique hyperbola passing through the point Q whose asymptotes are the coordinate axes x and y.
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    Hint: Investigate xy = x_0 y_0.
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    Do you mind elaborating a little bit? I'm not quite sure what that means.
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    Posting in multiple locations really is discouraged.

    Using volunteers responses without proper credit on other sites really is doscouraged.

    Are you getting anywhere on that uniqueness?
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