Hello, Justin!

Given: .

1) Find the center and vertices of the hyperbola.

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We have: .

The center is: . .

The hyperbola is "vertical":

The vertices are one unit above and one unit below the center.

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2) Write the equation in general form

Your algebra is faulty . . .

We have: .

Multiply by

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