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Symmetry Axis of Hyperbole

  1. Jun 13, 2014 #1
    How do I calculate the symmetry axis of a Hyperbole ?

    Is there a formula?


    If the Hyperbole is formula :

    f(x) = a/(x-p) +q
     
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  3. Jun 14, 2014 #2

    Simon Bridge

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    Memorizing equations is a mistake.
    Use the definition of "symmetry axis" and your knowledge of geometry.
    What parts of the hyperbola do you know how to find?
    What relationship does the symmetry axis bear to those things?

    http://www.purplemath.com/modules/conics.htm
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conic_section


    Niggle: plural of "hyperbola" is "hyperbolae"
    An "hyperbole" is the use of exaggeration as a rhetorical device.
    "the symmetry axis of exaggeration" would be a good title for an artsy novel or a poem ;)
     
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