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Lesson 41: Conic Sections: Ellipses

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Beginning with a general introduction to conics and how they are formed, circles are first presented and then ellipses are motivated by looking at the general equation of a circle centered at the origin. After central ellipses, translated ellipses are discussed, followed by a procedure for writing the equation of the ellipse in standard form. The lesson concludes with a procedure for finding the equation of an ellipse given its vertices.
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Creator(s): 
Bruce Yoshiwara (Pierce College) and Kathy Yoshiwara (Pierce College)
Cataloger: 
Bohdan Rhodehamel
Publisher: 
Developmental Mathematics Collection
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CC BY-NC-SA

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