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    The graph of the quadratic equation x^T Ax = [0,0,1]x, where A = [ 1/(alpha^2) 0 0 ]
    [ 0 -1/(beta^2) 0 ]
    [ 0 0 0 ] is a(n):
    A. ellipse
    B. hyperbola
    C. elliptic paraboloid
    D. parabolic cone
    E. hyperbolic paraboloid

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    This shows how to identify the conic section represented by a matrix equation.