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Ellipses and Parabolas

1. Find the equation of the parabola with vertex at the origin, that passes through the point (-6,4) and opens upward.

X=1/9y^2
Y=-1/9x^2
X=-1/9y^2
Y=1/9x^2

2. Find the equation for the parabola with the given vertex that passes through the
given point: vertex: (-5,5) point: (-3,17)

y=3/16(x-5)^2+5
y=11/32(x-5)^2+5
y=3(x+5)^2+5
y=11/2(x+5)^2+5

3. Find an equation for the parabola with focus at (-5,0) and vertex at (-5,-4).

x^210x-16y+89=0
x^2+10x+16y+89=0
x+10x-4y+9=0
x^2+10x-16y-39=0

4. Find the standard equation for the ellipse, using either the given characteristics, or characteristics taken from the graph. Vertices: (0, plus or minus 8); foci (0, plus or minus 2sqrt 15)

X^2 y^2
----- + ---- = 1
4 64

X^2 y^2
----- + ----- = 1
64 4

X^2 y^2
----- + ----- = 1
60 64

X^2 y^2
----- + ----- = 1
64 60

5. Find the eccentricity of the ellipse: x^2 y^2
---- +---- = 1
49 64

6. Identify the equation that represents the graph.

x^2 y^2
---- + ----- =1
5 7

x^2 y^2
---- + ---- =1
25 49

x^2 y^2
---- + ----- =1
7 5

X^2 y^2
----- + ----- =1
49 25

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