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Homework Help: Trouble Figuring out what object this this

  1. Sep 22, 2004 #1
    Trouble Figuring out what object this is...

    This is the equation they give me:

    (y^2/9)+(z^2/25)-x=0 There doing like Ellipsoids and Cones .. things with one and two sheets :surprised. I havn't been able to pinpoint what kind of object this is. Any help would be appericated.
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2004
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  3. Sep 22, 2004 #2

    Claude Bile

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    Put x on the right hand side of the equation. Notice that for a given value of x, the equation describes an ellipse.

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