I know this is a conic section and that it is a circle, I can get that much but I have forgotten how to simplify it down to a variation of the standard formula, . I would love for someone to refresh my memory, Thank you.
I know this is a conic section and that it is a circle, I can get that much but I have forgotten how to simplify it down to a variation of the standard formula, . I would love for someone to refresh my memory, Thank you.
Group the x and y terms together:
Complete the square for the x term. The equation then becomes:
Now factor:
The equation now becomes
This is an ellipse with the major axis along the y-axis.