ok..so it says to write equation for ellipse that satisfies each set of conditions.

the endpoints of major axis at (3,2) & (3,-14), endpoints of minor axis at (-1,-6) & (7, -6).

HOW DO I DO THIS?

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- June 6th 2006, 10:52 AMcutieI Need Help On Ellipses Please!
ok..so it says to write equation for ellipse that satisfies each set of conditions.

the endpoints of major axis at (3,2) & (3,-14), endpoints of minor axis at (-1,-6) & (7, -6).

HOW DO I DO THIS? - June 6th 2006, 11:52 AMSoroban
Hello, cutie!

Sorry, I have to ask this: Do you know*anything*about ellipses?

The general equation of al ellipse is:

. . where is the center of the ellipse

. . and and are the "x-radius" and "y-radius", respectively.

You have to locate the center, then find ("half the width")

and ("half the height") . . . and drop them into the formula.

Quote:

Write equation for ellipse that satisfies each set of conditions:

the endpoints of major axis at (3,2) & (3,-14),

endpoints of minor axis at (-1,-6) & (7, -6).

Code:`|`

| (3,2)

| *

----------+-----:------------

|0 :

| :

| :

(-1,-6) * + - - o - - - * (7,-6)

| :

| :

| :

| :

| *

| 3,-14)

**see**that the center is at . . . and that ?