Algebra II
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Write an equation for the ellipse with end points of the major axis at (7,1) and (7,1) and end points of the minor axis at (0,5) and (0,3).
I do not know how to start this. There are no examples in my book that I can study.
Could you show me how to set this up?
Thanks.

The major axis is along y = 1 and the minor axis is along x = 0.
The center is at x=0 and y=1
The major axis is a = [7  (7)]/2 = 7 and the minor axis is b = [5 (3)]/2 = 4
Can you complete the answer?
(x/a)^2 + [(y1)/b]^2 = 1
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