Posted by Kate on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 3:26pm.
(x2)^2 / 49 + (y+1)^2 / 25 = 1
a.) what are the vertices?
b.) What are the major and minor axises?
I always have troubling understanding how to find these. :(
Any help is greatly appreciated!

Ellipse equation?  Steve, Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 4:23pm
for x^2/a^2 + y^2/b^2 = 1,
semimajor axes are a and b. Select the larger for major, smaller for minor.
so, here major=14, minor=10
foci are on the major axis, at distance c from center, where a^2 = b^2 + c^2
so, c = √(4925) = √24 = 2√6
Knowing the distances, and the center, and the direction of the major axis, you can easily write the coordinates of the foci and vertices.

Ellipse equation?  Kate, Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 5:45pm
Thank you, @Steve !
Would you happen to know how to find the Foci for this equation?!?!
:)
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