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Homework Help: Ellipse specific properties

  1. Feb 15, 2015 #1
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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.
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  3. Feb 16, 2015 #2


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    Now, can you see the answers?
  4. Feb 16, 2015 #3


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    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!)
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