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Conics anyone?

  1. Apr 25, 2007 #1
    How do you find the total width of the ellipse given by the equation 7x^2 + 7(y-6)^2 = 6.
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  3. Apr 25, 2007 #2


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    Dividing by 7 gives you

    x2 + (y-6)2 = 6/7 = a2 for some a

    What shape does that really look like?
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