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NMTA Math: Conic Sections Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. The equation of an ellipse is where c2 = a2 - b2. What is a equal to if the length of the major axis is 6?

Question 2 2. Foci are:

Question 3 3. An ellipse is a shape where the set of all points where the sum of the distances from the foci is:

Question 4 4. If the larger denominator of the standard form of the equation is underneath the y-variable, then the major axis is:

Question 5 5. In the standard form of the equation for an ellipse, the center's coordinates are equivalent to:

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Question 6 6. Consider a hyperbola that has a horizontal transverse axis such that its center is (0,0), the distance from the center to a vertex is 2, and the distance from the center to the foci is 3. What is the equation of the hyperbola?

Question 7 7. What is the equation of a hyperbola with a horizontal transverse axis such that (h, k) is its center, a is the distance from the center to a vertex, c is the distance from the center to the foci, and b2 = c2 - a2?

Question 8 8. Consider the equation of a hyperbola ((x - h)2 / a2) - ((y - k)2 / b2) = 1, where (h, k) is the center of the hyperbola, a is the distance from the center to the vertex of the hyperbola, and c is the distance from the center to the foci of the hyperbola. How do we find b?

Question 9 9. Which of the following is the shape of a hyperbola?

Question 10 10. What is the definition of a hyperbola?

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Question 11 11. Given that FP + GP is constant for all P on the ellipse shown, which of the following statements is true?

Question 12 12. Given that F and G are the foci of the hyperbola shown, which of the following statements is true?

Question 13 13. Give the definition of an ellipse in terms of its foci.

Question 14 14. Give the definition of a hyperbola in terms of its foci.

Question 15 15. Which of the following statements is true about an ellipse and/or hyperbola?

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Question 16 16. Suppose that a parabola has focus point F and directrix y = k. If the distance from F to a point P on the parabola is 7 inches, what is the distance from the point P to the directrix of the parabola?

Question 17 17. How do we define a parabola using its focus and directrix?

Question 18 18. What is the shape of a parabola?

Question 19 19. What do we call the highest or lowest point of a parabola?

Question 20 20. Suppose that a parabola has focus F and directrix y = k. The distance from a point, P, on the parabola to the directrix of the parabola is 11 centimeters. How far is it from P to F?

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Question 21 21. When a parabola equation is written as y = -5(x -2)^2 + 6, the form is _____

Question 22 22. For a parabola given by y = 4(x - 3)(x - 4), the form of this equation is _____

Question 23 23. A specific parabola is written as y = 2x^2 - 3x + 6. This equation is in _____

Question 24 24. A parabola equation is given as y = 3(x - 2)^2 + 5. What are the coordinates of the vertex?

Question 25 25. Each point on the curve of a parabola is _____ to the focus and the directrix.

NMTA Math: Conic Sections Chapter Exam Instructions

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