Trying to figure out the whole "conic sections" thing... Here's the problem I'm stuck on: "Write the equation of the conic in standard form, and classify it as a circle, a parabola, an ellipse, or a hyperbola: 3x^2-2y^2+24x+12y+24=0"

Also, if anyone just knows any basic "steps" to follow when trying to find the foci, directerix, vertices, equations, etc, generally speaking, that would be IMMENSELY helpful! I've got a test tonight and I'm pretty confused!

Thanks in advance for any help!!!!!