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

Graph the following:

[tex]15(x+2)^2 + \frac{(y+3)^2}{4} = 4[/tex]

2. Relevant equations

[tex]\frac{(x-h)^2}{a^2}+\frac{(y-k)^2}{b^2}=1[/tex]

3. The attempt at a solution

I can't seem to get both coefficients to 1, since the right side is only 4. If I multiply the whole thing by 4, I can get rid of the denominator on the y term, but then the coefficient of the x jumps to 60, and 60 won't reduce the coefficient to 1. So I'm stuck. Can anyone help? This is not homework, just a practice question that's bugging me...

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