Posted by yumi on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 1:46am.
the foci of an ellipse are (0,2) (0,2) and the eccentricity is 1/2. determine the equation of the ellipse. write your answer in standard form.

precalculus  Steve, Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 4:30am
e = c/a = 1/2, so a = 2c
a^2 = c^2+b^2
4c^2 = c^2+b^2
3c^2 = b^2
c = 2, so b^2 = 12, and a^2 = 16
x^2/16 + y^2/12 = 1
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