# Ch 40: WEST Math: Conic Sections

Need a quick refresher on conic sections? The text and video lessons included in this chapter can prepare you for any question about conic sections on the WEST Math exam.

## WEST Math: Conic Sections - Chapter Summary

The WEST Math exam includes numerous questions that test your coordinate and transformational geometry knowledge, including your understanding of conic sections. In this chapter, we touch on the following topics:

• The definition of an ellipse
• Finding the equation of a hyperbola
• Deriving the equation of an ellipse from the foci
• Finding the equation of a parabola from the focus and directrix

Our fun, engaging video and text lessons are crafted by expert math instructors, and the video lessons are only 5-10 minutes long. Each lesson is jam-packed with helpful examples of problems and step-by-step solutions to ensure you're ready for any question about conic sections on the WEST Math test. Even better, test your knowledge with a short quiz at the end of each lesson, and reach out to our instructors any time you need help.

### WEST Math: Conic Sections - Chapter Objectives

You must pass the WEST Math exam if you want a math endorsement as a current or new teacher in the state of Washington. In this particular chapter, we focus solely on WEST Math exam questions involving conic sections. These kinds of problems are part of the measurement and geometry sub-area, which makes up roughly 19% of all questions on the test.

The test is computer-based and has 150 total multiple-choice questions that you'll answer within 4 hours and 15 minutes. The testing center provides you with a calculator and a formula sheet. To pass the exam, you need a total score of at least 220, and you'll know whether or not you passed immediately upon exam completion.

5 Lessons in Chapter 40: WEST Math: Conic Sections
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