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Write the standard equation of the ellipse with the given characteristics

vertices:(-8,1)(0,1) (-4,7) (-4,5)
center:(-4,1)

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    I think you have a typo
    the centre (-4,1) must be the midpoint for both axes
    it works for (-8,1 and (0,1) with 2a = 8 ----> a = 4

    but (-4,1) is NOT the midpoint of (-4,7 and (-4,5)

    the y values are incorrect
    once you have them corrected,
    2b = the difference in the y values, b = half of that

    then after you have found b, replace it in

    (x+4)^2 /4 + (y-1)^2 /b^2 = 1

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    i'M NOT SURE HOW TO FIND b CAN YOU SHOW ME PLEASE!

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    Ajay,
    Did you not read what I said about the typo?
    The way it is you cannot do the question.

    Find the error and I can continue helping you.

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