Chapter 6 – Conic Sections

Topic 6.2
General Equation of an Ellipse

The General Equation of an Ellipse expands on the General Equation of a Circle by applying graph transformations to stretch the axes. The conversion from the general form to the standard form is saved for a lesson on Completing the Square.

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