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Problem : Find an equation and sketch in x-y coordinates for the Hyperbola with vertex (-1,7) and asymptotes y-5=+- (x+1)

3. The attempt at a solution

To find the equation of the hyperbola i have to find the length of a ( distance from center to vertex in focal axis ) and b to put them in the equation y^2/a^2 - x^2/b^2 = 1 so far i have found the center (-1,5) and vertex are (-1,7) and (-1,3) so i get a = 2 But how can i get the value of b to put it in the equation ? Thanks :)

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# Homework Help: Finding the equation of a hyperbola

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