Posted by **Vince** on Tuesday, June 7, 2011 at 2:39pm.

Write the equation of a hyperbola with a center at (-5, -3), vertices at (-5, -5) and (-5, -1) and co-vertices at (-11, -3) and (1, -3).

- EASY MATH -
**Reiny**, Tuesday, June 7, 2011 at 3:00pm
distance from centre (-5,-3) to vertex (-5,-1) is 2

so a = 2

distance from (-5,-3) to (1,-3) is 6,

so b=6

equation:

(x+5)^2 / 4 - (y+3)^2 / 36 = -1

- THANK YOU REINY! -
**Vince**, Tuesday, June 7, 2011 at 3:12pm
:-)

## Answer This Question

## Related Questions

- math - Write an equation for the hyperbola. It's center is (0,0). Foci:(-4,0), (...
- math - Write an equation for the hyperbola. It's center is (0,0). Foci:(-4,0), (...
- math 30 conics - Hi i was given the equation (y-2)^2 - x^2/4 =1. I need to find ...
- Algebra II-Please check my calculation - Find center, vertices, co-vertices and ...
- Math/ Algebra - Find an equation for the hyperbola described: 1) Vertices at (0...
- math - the vertices are at (2,1) and (2,7) and focus is at (2,*) write the ...
- Pre-calculus-ck answers - Identify the graph of the equation 4x^2-25y^2=100. ...
- Algebra II-Please check - I'm sorry the computer jammed on an earlier post and I...
- algebra - how would you solve this; Write an equation for the hyperbola with ...
- Algebra 2 - Choose the equation that best represents an ellipse for the given ...

More Related Questions