Eccentricity of Conic Sections


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Which of the following statements is NOT true?

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1. What is the eccentricity (to two decimal places) of the conic section represented by this equation?

2. What is the eccentricity (to two decimal places) of the conic section represented by this equation?

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When you use this quiz/worksheet combo to test your understanding of the eccentricity of conic sections, you'll identify any areas that need more study. These include the characteristics of conic sections and how the eccentricity of them is calculated.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Our quiz is a helpful way to see how well you know:

  • True/false statements about conic sections
  • What the eccentricity is of a conic section represented by example equations
  • How to calculate the eccentricity of a conic section

Skills Practiced

  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve practice problems involving the eccentricity of conic sections
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the eccentricity of conic sections, like the steps to take when calculating eccentricity
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how to determine what the eccentricity of a conic section is by looking at its equation

Additional Learning

Our informative and professionally written lesson titled Eccentricity of Conic Sections offers additional information about this subject. Once you complete this lesson, you should be able to:

  • Outline the historic origins of the discovery of conic sections
  • Identify the shapes that make up conic sections
  • Discuss the equation associated with one of these conic section shapes