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    I need to graph the following hyperbola and it has been several years since I have done this. Can you give me a step by step method of how to do this?

    x^2 = 8(y-1)^2+1

    I do not remember how to determine the foci or the vertices. Please assume that I know nothing other than the given equation. Once I know the method I will be able to use it on other problems.

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    Solution: First, rearrange the equation in the form:


    (h,k) = coordinates of the center
    a = length of major axis (the longer measurement). It is also the distance from the center to the vertices.
    b = length of minor axis (the shorter ...

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