Hyperbola: Definition, Formula & Examples


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Which of these statements is true about hyperbolas?

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1. Which of these statements is NOT TRUE of hyperbolas?

2. What is the center of the hyperbola that has the equation ((x + 5)^2) / 16 - (y^2) / 36 = 1?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Hyperbolas are an important algebraic concept to know, and this quiz/worksheet will help you assess your understanding of their characteristics and formula.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on several facets of hyperbolas, including:

  • Matching hyperbolas with equations
  • Identifying hyperbola vertices
  • Identifying hyperbola centers
  • Characteristics of hyperbolas

Skills Practiced

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

  • Distinguishing differences - ensure that you can differentiate between statements that do and do not apply to hyperbolas
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to identify hyperbola centers and vertices
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to match hyperbolas with their corresponding equation

Additional Learning

To learn more about hyperbolas, review the accompanying lesson titled 'Hyperbola: Definition, Formula & Examples.' This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Familiarize yourself with hyperbolas
  • Know how to find the center, vertices, and asymptotes of a hyperbola
  • Define foci
  • Understand how to put hyperbola equations into standard form
  • Familiarize yourself with examples of hyperbola standard form as well as hyperbola graphing