Lesson: Equation of an Ellipse
In this lesson, we will learn how to find the equation of an ellipse using different givens and use it to solve problems that involve ellipse-shaped constructions.
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Worksheet: 11 Questions • 1 Video
Derive the equation of an ellipse with foci at the points and , which has a major axis of length 15.
An ellipse has a vertex at and a covertex at . The major axis of the ellipse is parallel to the -axis. What is the equation of the ellipse?
Derive the equation of an ellipse centered at the origin with foci at the points and , which has a major axis of length 10.