# Ch 12: Conics in Algebra

Use our video lessons to learn about conics and how to work with them. Get the definition of conics and see how to write equations for various types of conic sections, such as ellipses and hyperbolas.

## Conics in Algebra - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, you'll learn what a conic is and see how various figures are created by sectioning. Our instructors will show you how to work with ellipses, circles, parabolas and hyperbolas. Another lesson will show you how a formula can help you spot a conic section. After watching these video lessons, you should be able to:

• Graph and write the equation of an ellipse
• Use the distance formula to calculate the circumference of circles
• Identify vertices and foci in the graph of a hyperbola
• Define and graph a parabola
• Use standard form to write the equation of a parabola
• Utilize formulas to identify a conic section

You'll find that learning is fun with these brief video lessons. Each also includes a multiple-choice quiz that lets you hone your test-taking skills while assessing your knowledge of the subject. If you need to review a particular concept, the lessons include a jump feature on the timeline that makes it easy to go back to the portion you need to re-watch. If you still have questions, feel free to contact the instructor, who will be glad to help.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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