Ellipse: Definition, Equation & Examples


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For the following ellipse, identify the values of a, b and c

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1. For the following ellipse, identify the orientation, its width and its height.

2. For the following ellipse, how would you graph the two focus points or foci?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of ellipses. To pass the quiz you will need to be familiar with the ellipse formula and be prepared to answer questions about ellipses.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment you'll have to identify various elements of an ellipse, including:

  • Orientation
  • Height
  • Width
  • Center

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on ellipses
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge of equations to solve practice problems involving aspects of ellipses
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained in order to graph an ellipse

Additional Learning

To learn more about ellipses, review the accompanying lesson entitled Ellipse: Definition, Equation & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define and identify an ellipse
  • Learn the ellipse formula and use it to identify orientation, center, height and width
  • Use examples to learn how to graph ellipses