CCSS Honors Math II 3.1 Example 1

Determine the equation in standard form of the graphed ellipse.
  1. Find the major and minor axes of the ellipse.
  2. Determine the center of the ellipse.
  3. Use the orientation of the major axis and the position of the center to determine the general form of its equation.
  4. Determine the value of .
  5. Determine the value of .
  6. Substitute the values of and into the standard equation.
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