Ellipse specific properties

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1. Feb 15, 2015

Niaboc67

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I thought that an ellipse shares vertices on the y-axis and the x-axis. Making it neither vertical major axis. I am unsure about the question.

2. Feb 16, 2015

Svein

Now, can you see the answers?

3. Feb 16, 2015

HallsofIvy

What you should have learned is that if the "x^2" term has the larger denominator then the x-axis is the major axis. If the "y^2" term has the larger denominator, then the y-axis is the major axis..

(Was there really a choice that said "neither a major axis nor a major axis"? That makes no sense!)