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Use the rules I gave you in this post to determine the type of conic section this is:

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- Jul 25th 2008, 11:44 AM #3

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You can be expected to memorize this for an exam.

One variable squared. The other linear. Parabola. Done.

A little more information can be discerned by noting which variable is squared.

A little more information can be discerned by noting the sign of the coefficient on the squared term.

A little more information can be discerned by noting whether there is also a linear term with the same variable as the squared term.

and on and on and on...