How would I solve this:

Find a parametric equation for the conic section:

9x^2 - 18x + 6y^2 - 96y + 9 = 0

Thanks!

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- December 3rd 2009, 03:22 PMiheartyou119Parametric Equations for Conic Section
How would I solve this:

Find a parametric equation for the conic section:

9x^2 - 18x + 6y^2 - 96y + 9 = 0

Thanks! - December 3rd 2009, 04:26 PMbigwave
this is an ellepse

the equation is in the form of

you will need to complete the square to get it to this form

I was a not exactly sure what you meant by parametric equation

this is just a modified equation from standard form to make is easy to recognize the charactoristics. - December 4th 2009, 07:33 AMGrandad
Hello iheartyou119

Welcome to Math Help Forum!As bigwave has said, you'll need to complete the square to write the equation in a form suitable for parametric equations. This form is usually written:

Here's the first couple of lines showing you how to complete the square:

Grandad - December 4th 2009, 08:26 AMbigwaveellipse where the foci are paralel to the y axis
I think this an ellipse where the foci are paralel to the y axis

so the would be under the

just being cranky - December 6th 2009, 12:16 PMiheartyou119still wrong
I have tried this, and I still can't seem to get the right answer. The answer is supposed to be:

x = 1 + 4 cos t, y = 3 + 3 sin t - December 6th 2009, 10:09 PMGrandad
- December 7th 2009, 12:06 PMiheartyou119wrong equation
Yes, you are correct. The equation is supposed to be:

9x^2 - 18x + 16y^2 - 96y + 9 = 0