How to Identify a Conic Section by Its Formulas


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Which conic section is this?

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1. Which is the ellipse?

2. Which conic section is this?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use these assessments to find out how much you know regarding conic sections and formulas used to identify them. In this quiz, you will be required to distinguish ellipses from circles.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet can help assess your knowledge of:

  • An ellipse
  • Conic sections
  • Hyperbola

Skills Practiced

Use these assessment tools to practice the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about identifying a hyperbola
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding properties of an ellipse
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve conic section practice problems

Additional Learning

Review the lesson called How to Identify a Conic Section by Its Formulas to gain more insight on this topic. The completion of this lesson will improve your ability to:

  • Define ellipse
  • Use formulas to identify conic sections
  • Compare and contrast parabolas and ellipses
  • Determine how to get circles