How would I solve this:
Find a parametric equation for the conic section:
9x^2 - 18x + 6y^2 - 96y + 9 = 0
Thanks!
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.
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:which is indeed an ellipse, centre . The parametric form of this is:which works, of course, because .
Here's the first couple of lines showing you how to complete the square:Can you take it from here and find the values of ?
Grandad