Hyperbolas are a bit different in shape than the other conic sections we've learned about. A hyperbola is the set of points in the plane such that the absolute value of the difference of the distances from two fixed points is constant. The two points are the foci of the hyperbola. A hyperbola has two axes of symmetry, called the transverse axis and the conjugate axis, which intersect, at the center of the hyperbola. The transverse axis intersects the vertices of the hyperbola. In this lecture you'll learn about the standard form of the hyperbola and how to put an equation in standard form by completing the square.
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