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Pre Calculus Conic Sections Formula Sheet:

Pre Calculus Conic Sections Formula Sheet:

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Pre Calculus Conic sections formula sheet

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Parabola Information Vertical Axis equation Axis of symmetry Vertex Focus Directrix Direction of opening Ellipse Information Vertical Major Axis equation Horizontal Major axis Horizontal axis

(x-h) =4p(y-k) x=h (h,k) (h,k+p) y=k-p
2

(y-k)2=4p(x-h) y=k (h,k) (h+p,k) x=h-p
p>0 then rignt; p<0 then left

p>0 then up; p<0 then down

( x − h) 2 + ( y − k ) 2
b2 a2

=1

( x − h) 2 + ( y − k ) 2
a2 b2

=1

center Vertices Foci Major axis equation Minor axis equation Equation that relates a, b, and c Eccentricity of an ellipse Hyperbola Information

(h,k) (h,k±a) (h,k±c)
2a=length of major axis 2b=length of minor axis a2=b2+c2 e=(c/a)

(h,k) (h±a,k) (h±c,k)

Vertical Transverse Axis equation

Horizontal Transverse axis

( y − k ) 2 − ( x − h) 2
a2 b2

=1

( x − h) 2 − ( y − k ) 2
a2 b2

=1

center Vertices Foci Assymptote equation

(h,k) (h,k±a) (h,k±c)
y=k± a ( x − h) b

(h,k) (h±a,k) (h±c,k)
y=k± b ( x − h) a

Equation relating a, b, and c Line Information equation slope Angle between two lines

c2=a2+b2

y=mx+b or Ax+By+C=0 m=tanθ
tanα = m2 − m1 1 + m1 m2

Distance between a point and a line

d=

Ax1 + By1 + C A2 + B 2

Classifying conic sections

Circles

Parabola

Ellipse

Hyperbola

Ax2+Cy2+Dx+Ey+F=0

A=C

AC=0, Both are not 0

AC>0

AC<0

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