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Post by James Xie on June 21, 2012

For the x^2 4x 1 question, couldn't the answer be x=rad(3)-2 ? (or x=rad(3) 2)?

Conic Sections

  • Parabolas: and
  • Circles:
  • Ellipses:
  • Hyperbolas: and
  • Completing the square
    • To create an expression ready to “unfoil”
    • Transform to standard conic sections form

Conic Sections

Graph f(x) = x2
  • f(0) = 0
  • f(1) = 1 , f(−1) = 1
  • f(2) = 4 , f(−2) = 4
  • f(3) = 9 , f(−3) = 9
Graph y = (x−2)2 + 4
  • This is the same as the graph of y = x2, but shifted up 4 units, and 2 to the right
Graph y = x2 + 2x + 3
  • y = x2 + 2x + 3
  • = x2 + 2x + 1 + 2
  • = (x + 1)2 + 2
  • y = x2 shifted up 2, and 1 to the left.
Graph x2 + y2 = cos2 x + sin2 x
  • x2 + y2 = cos2 x + sin2 x
  • x2 + y2 = 1
  • y2 = 1 − x2
  • y = ±√{1 − x2}
  • The domain must be such that we're taking the sqrt of a non-negative number. So 1 − x2 ≥ 0.
  • 1 − x2 ≥ 0
  • x2 ≤ 1
  • −1 ≤ x ≤ 1
  • We can take advantage of some symmetry here. Because of the plus or minus, we know that every x will have a positive and negative solution with the same absolute value. In other words, f(x) = c and -c. Also, this is an even function, so we have symmetry about the y-axis. We only need to find values for one quadrant, and just mirror those values.
  • f(0) = 1
  • f(.5) ≈ 0.9
  • f(.75) ≈ .7
  • f(1) = 0
Graph x2 − y2 = 1
  • This is the equation of a hyperbola. As |x| gets large, the equation approaches the following two asymptotes
  • x2 − y2 = 0
  • y2 = x2
  • y = ±x
  • Determine the y-intercepts
  • 0 − y2 = 1
    y = √{−1}
  • That's an imaginary number. This means that at no point does the graph cross x = 0. Finding the x-intercepts...
  • x2 − 0 = 1
    x = ±1
Graph (x − 2)2 + (y − 1)2 = 4
  • That's the equation of a circle with its center moved 2 to the right and up one unit with radius √4 = 2.
Graph (x − 2)2 − (y − 1)2 = 4
  • Asymptote lines are
    (x − 2)2 − (y − 1)2 = 0
    (y − 1)2 = (x − 2)2
    y − 1 = ±(x − 2)
    y = 1 ±(x − 2)
    y = x − 1, 3 − x
  • y-intercepts
    (0 − 2)2 − (y − 1)2 = 4
    4 − (y − 1)2 = 4
    (y − 1)2 = 0
    y = 1
  • x-intercepts (x − 2)2 − (0 − 1)2 = 4
    (x − 2)2 − 1 = 4
    (x − 2)2 = 3
    x − 2 = ±√3
    x = 2 ±√3
    x = 2 + √3, 2 − √3
Graph ([x/2])2 + ([y/3])2 = 1
  • This is the equation of an ellipse extending out 2 on the x-axis, and 3 on the y-axis from the center. In this case, the center is at 0,0.
Graph ([(x + 1)/3])2 + ([(y − 5)/2])2 = 16
  • This is the equation of an ellipse with its center at -1, 5. To find out how far out the ellipse goes on each respective sides, plug in the center values.
  • ([(−1 + 1)/3])2 + ([(y − 5)/2])2 = 16
    ([(y − 5)/2])2 = 16
    [(y − 5)/2] = ±4
    y − 5 = ±8
    y = 5 ±8
    y = 13, −3
  • ([(x + 1)/3])2 + ([(5 − 5)/2])2 = 16
    ([(x + 1)/3])2 = 16
    [(x + 1)/3] = ±4
    x + 1 = ±12
    x = −1 ±12
    x = −13, 11
Graph x2 + 6x = −y2 + 4y
  • Completing the squares:
    x2 + 6x = −y2 + 4y
    x2 + 6x + y2 − 4y = 0
    x2 + 6x + 9 − 9 + y2 − 4y + 4 − 4 = 0
    (x + 3)2 − 9 + (y − 2)2 − 4 = 0
    (x + 3)2 + (y − 2)2 = 13
  • This is a circle with center [-3, 2] and radius √{13}

*These practice questions are only helpful when you work on them offline on a piece of paper and then use the solution steps function to check your answer.

Answer

Conic Sections

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  • Intro 0:00
  • Types of Conic Sections 0:06
    • Parabolas
    • Circles
    • Ellipses
    • Hyperbolas
  • Complete the Square 6:40
  • Example: Conic Sections 9:08
  • Example 2: Conic Sections 10:59
  • Example 3: Graph Conic Sections 12:21