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Conic Section Formulas - Problem 2

Teacher/Instructor Alissa Fong
Alissa Fong

MA, Stanford University
Teaching in the San Francisco Bay Area

Alissa is currently a teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area and Brightstorm users love her clear, concise explanations of tough concepts

Most graphing technologies can only graph functions, meaning they must pass the vertical line test. Of course, conics aren't necessarily functions. In order to graph them on a graphing calculator, we must split each equation into two parts and graph them simultaneously. Here we look at graphing a parabola and an ellipse on a TI graphing calculator.

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