Find the equation of the ellipse with foci (1, 0) and (7, 0), which has a vertex at the origin?

I came up with the equation

(((x-4)^2)/16)+((y^2)/15)=1

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  • Mike G
    Lv 7
    4 years ago

    Centre is midway between foci at (4,0)

    a = 4

    c = 3

    9 = 16-b^2

    b^2 = 7

    (x-4)^2/16+y^2/7 = 1

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