(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

x^2 + 4y^2 - 2x - 32y = 0

Get into standard form

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

x^2 + 4y^2 - 2x - 32y = 0

Complete the square two times.

(x^2 - 2x + 1) +4(y^2 - 8y +16 )=0 + 4(16) + 1

Simplfy..

(x-1)^2 + 4(y-4)^2 =65

Try to get the equation to be equal to one.. so divide by 65.

(x-1)^2/(65) + (y-4)^/(65/4) = 1

Did I do this right? This just looks really strange...

**Physics Forums | Science Articles, Homework Help, Discussion**

Dismiss Notice

Join Physics Forums Today!

The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

# Homework Help: Also help with conicsmainly ellipses?

**Physics Forums | Science Articles, Homework Help, Discussion**