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## #1 2013-01-17 01:36:38

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### Represent the following equation as a hyperbola

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## #2 2013-01-17 02:40:12

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### Re: Represent the following equation as a hyperbola

Hi Agnishom,

You mean as in the one given here:  wiki?
Put h = k = m = 1, and you have this equation.

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## #3 2013-01-17 02:57:58

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### Re: Represent the following equation as a hyperbola

Hi;

He can put it in standard form with a rotation of 45 degrees clockwise and a translation by the √2

Just involves the substitutions
of

and then replacing x1 by x1+ √2.

http://math.sci.ccny.cuny.edu/document/show/2685

rename the file to Rotation of Axes.pdf This will explain some of this, won't make you as good as scientia or bob bundy with these transformation problems but it is a start.

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## #4 2013-01-17 03:23:29

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### Re: Represent the following equation as a hyperbola

hi bobbym

Like the light sabre by the way.  You beat me to it.

Agnishom: Here's my version:

Substitute* x = X +1  and  y = Y + 1, where X and Y are new variables.

So we now have a more familiar XY = 0 (the rectangular hyperbola)

Now substitute* X = x/a - y/b    and Y = x/a + y/b

*  substitutions like these preserve the hyperbolic nature of the curve.

Bob

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## #5 2013-01-17 05:50:47

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### Re: Represent the following equation as a hyperbola

In questions of this sort I tend look for a transformation to get rid of the
term:

When this is substituted into the original equation, the term in
is

We want this to vanish, so any
such that
and
will do. So we take
. Hence

Thus under the transformation the curve
becomes the hyperbola
. Furthermore as the transformation

represents a clockwise rotation of 45° about the origin followed by an enlargement of
at the origin, the conic section is preserved, i.e. the original curve is indeed a hyperbola.

NB: Be careful when using linear transformations on curves: only rotations, reflections and enlargements/contractions by a nonzero factor preserve conic sections. Any other transformation may distort the curve and alter its original nature.

## #6 2013-01-17 12:59:21

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### Re: Represent the following equation as a hyperbola

Ok thanks

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