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Find the equation of a ellipse given the foci. (1,0) (3,4)

  1. Sep 29, 2007 #1
    Find the equation of a ellipse given the foci. (1,0) (3,4)
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  3. Sep 29, 2007 #2
    You should provide some workings to show what you have tried. What properties about ellipses and their foci do you know?
  4. Sep 29, 2007 #3


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    The locations of the foci are not enough to determine the ellipse. You also need to specify an additional parameter, say the minor radius, which can be any positive number.
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