Thursday, May 28, 2009


This was really a quick unit! I understood that it's just really comprehending what the equation is telling you. The equations have been posted a lot of times here so i won't list them here on my BOB. Anyway, here are some random things that are to be noted:

1. The general equation of a conic is .

2. Completing the square is done to convert an equation's general form to standard form.

3. An ellipse has two axes of symmetry: the major axis and the minor axis.

4. If a hyperbola is parallel to the x axis, then x^2 is positive. If it is parallel to the y axis, then y^2 is positive.

5. (h,k) is the center of the conic.

6.a is the transverse axis in a hyperbola, while b is the conjugate axis. they indicate whether the hyperbola will be opening up and down, or left and right.

7. A parabola has only one variable squared, unlike the other ones.

Okay, good luck to everyone on the test! I know we'll all do well on it. :)
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