Practice with the Conic Sections


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The conic section with a semi-major and semi-minor axis is the _____.

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1. Which conic section is described by the equation shown below?

2. What is the length of the semi-major axis in the ellipse that is described by the following equation?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Gauge how much you know about conic sections by completing this short multiple-choice quiz, which requires you to know how to find the radius of a circle and the length of a semi-major axis in an ellipse. The worksheet can be printed with or without an answer key.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Taking this quiz will determine your understanding of the following:

  • Conic section with a semi-major and semi-minor axis
  • Identifying the type of conic section described in a given equation
  • Finding the length of a semi-major axis in an ellipse
  • Calculating the radius of a circle
  • Distinguishing between different types of conic sections

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about conic sections
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about a conic section with a semi-major and semi-minor axis and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding different types of conic sections

Additional Learning

Be sure to check out the related lesson titled Practice with the Conic Sections. You'll learn more about this topic, including:

  • The appearance of an ellipse
  • How a parabola is formed
  • Creating a hyperbola
  • Analyzing graphs