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    Pre-cal equations in standard form?

    How do I put these equations into standard form following the form of circles, ellipses and hyperbolic forms?

    25x^2 + 25x^2 = 100

    25x^2 - 4y^2 = 100

    This should be the form EX.

    x^2 y^2
    ------ + ------- = 1
    36 9

    Thanks =)

    the x is supposed to be over the 36 and the y is supposed to be over the 9. Can't seem to figure how to do that
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    Quote Originally Posted by HippieChic View Post
    How do I put these equations into standard form following the form of circles, ellipses and hyperbolic forms?

    25x^2 + 25x^2 = 100

    25x^2 - 4y^2 = 100

    This should be the form EX.

    x^2 y^2
    ------ + ------- = 1
    36 9

    Thanks =)

    the x is supposed to be over the 36 and the y is supposed to be over the 9. Can't seem to figure how to do that
    To put the equations in their standard form, you simply divide by the number on the righthand side of the equation:

    25x^2 + 25y^2 = 100 \Longrightarrow \frac{25x^{2}}{100} + \frac{25y^{2}}{100} = 1 \Longrightarrow \frac{x^{2}}{4} + \frac{y^{2}}{4} = 1\mbox{..........this is an ellipse}

    25x^2 - 4y^2 = 100 \Longrightarrow \frac{25x^{2}}{100} - \frac{4y^{2}}{100} = 1 \Longrightarrow \frac{x^{2}}{4} - \frac{y^{2}}{25} = 1\mbox{..........this is a hyperbola}
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