Foci and the Definitions of Ellipses and Hyperbolas


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

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1. Give the definition of an ellipse in terms of its foci.

2. Give the definition of a hyperbola in terms of its foci.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo quickly tests your knowledge of ellipses and hyperbola. You will be quizzed on how these mathematical shapes are used.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Answer these questions to see if you can explain:

  • The relationship between an ellipse and its foci
  • How to interpret a given image of an ellipse with points
  • Hyperbolas and foci

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the material, such as the characteristics of hyperbolas, ellipses and foci
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve ellipse and hyperbola practice problems
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions based on a provided image of an ellipse or a hyperbola

Additional Learning

Get a better understanding of these mathematical shapes by viewing the lesson titled Foci and the Definition of Ellipses and Hyperbolas. This lesson will explain:

  • How conic sections are used
  • Using absolute value to manipulate a hyperbola
  • Examples of ellipses and hyperbolas