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# Introduction to Conic Sections - Problem 1

###### Alissa Fong

###### Alissa Fong

**MA, Stanford University**

Teaching in the San Francisco Bay Area

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As with any system of equations, there are a variety of solving methods for a system of conics: substitution, elimination, graphing are most common. Here we use substitution to solve a system with a circle and a parabola. Be extremely careful with + - square roots in order to keep all solutions. It is always helpful to draw a sketch to consider how many solutions you might expect. We also look at how you could use a grapher to check your solutions- you need to re-write each conic as a function first.

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###### Alissa Fong

M.A. in Secondary Mathematics, Stanford University

B.S., Stanford University

Alissa has a quirky sense of humor and a relatable personality that make it easy for students to pay attention and understand the material. She has all the math tips and tricks students are looking for.

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## Alex Rasmussen · 4 months, 1 week ago

Das hat mir schon viel geholfen, danke!