For each equation has a graph, identify the type of graph. It may be necessary to transform the equation.

x-4ysquare-8y=0

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- July 25th 2008, 12:25 PMnorwoodjayGraph identify
For each equation has a graph, identify the type of graph. It may be necessary to transform the equation.

x-4ysquare-8y=0 - July 25th 2008, 12:35 PMmasters

This is the graph of a parabola.

You can determine the type of conic section from the equation of the form:

Ax^2 + Bxy + Cy^2 + Dx + Ey + F = 0

If A=0 or C=0, but not both, then it's a parabola

If A = C, then it's a circle

If A and C have the same sign and A not equal C, then it's an ellipse

If A and C have opposite signs, then it's a hyperbola.