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Identify Characteristics of Ellipses

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Consider the graph of the ellipse drawn below.

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a

On which axis do the vertices lie?

$x$x-axis

A

$y$y-axis

B

$x$x-axis

A

$y$y-axis

B
b

On which axis do the co-vertices lie?

$x$x-axis

A

$y$y-axis

B

$x$x-axis

A

$y$y-axis

B
c

On which axis do the foci lie?

$x$x-axis

A

$y$y-axis

B

$x$x-axis

A

$y$y-axis

B
d

On which axis do the foci lie for any ellipse centred at the origin?

$x$x-axis

A

$y$y-axis

B

Same axis that the vertices lie on.

C

Same axis that the co-vertices lie on.

D

$x$x-axis

A

$y$y-axis

B

Same axis that the vertices lie on.

C

Same axis that the co-vertices lie on.

D
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Consider the graph of the ellipse drawn below.

Consider the graph of the ellipse drawn below.

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Apply the geometry of conic sections

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Apply the geometry of conic sections in solving problems

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