# conic section for class discussion

**Question description**

On a sheet of paper, draw an ellipse on a coordinate plane centered

at the origin. Make sure the length of the minor axis is different from the length

of the major axis.

a. What is the equation in standard form for your ellipse?

b. What are the coordinates for the center of the ellipse and the two focus

points?

c. What is the semi-major axis length of your ellipse and how do you know this?

d. What is the semi-minor axis length of your ellipse and how do you know this?

e. How might the ellipse you drew be different from the ellipses of others in the

class? How might your ellipse be similar to the ellipses of others in the class?

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